mar·​a·​thon·​er | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌthä-nər How to pronounce marathoner (audio) , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of marathoner

: someone (such as a runner) who takes part in a marathon

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Other Words from marathoner

marathoning \ ˈmer-​ə-​ˌthä-​niŋ How to pronounce marathoning (audio) , ˈma-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of marathoner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, today, dedicated Crossfitters, casual runners, and strict movie-marathoners-only can agree on one thing: Cyber Monday deals on Nike goods across the web are too good to miss. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "The best Cyber Monday Nike deals on shoes and gear," 2 Dec. 2019 The shoes, which cost roughly $250, are now being used by recreational marathoners, according to the Wall Street Journal. Fox News, "Record breaking Nike sneaker sparks competitive advantage debate ahead of New York City Marathon," 3 Nov. 2019 And Kenyan marathoner Brigid Kosgei made history by breaking the women’s marathon world record! Paula Rogo, Essence, "Black Athlete Magic: Simone Biles and Coco Gauff Shattered Records And Made History," 14 Oct. 2019 Yesterday, marathoner Eliud Kipchoge became the first ever to break two hours. Lisa Donovan,, "The Spin: President Trump’s Chicago trip will include fundraiser hosted by Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts - but no events on ballpark property, spokesman says.," 11 Oct. 2019 And people are taking note -- marathoners from all over the world go there to train before major races. Faith Karimi And Idris Mukhtar, CNN, "The reasons why Kenyans always win marathons lie in one region," 6 Nov. 2019 Its purpose was to provide ideal conditions under which the world’s fastest marathoner could make history. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 24 Oct. 2019 Next year marks the 17th anniversary of the annual race, which attracts thousands of marathoners who cross the finish line and prove that #WomenRunTheWorld., "Health and Shape Are Hosting a Women's Half-Marathon! Here’s How to Register," 10 Oct. 2019 Some Koreans bitterly remember — really — that their marathoner had to run with a Japanese flag on his chest at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: The Korean Peninsula: A dangerous neighborhood," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of marathoner

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marathoner was in 1923

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9 Jan 2020

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“Marathoner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of marathoner

: a runner who competes in a marathon

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