starting line


: a line that marks the beginning of a race

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Recent Examples on the Web The seller’s sweet spot What needs to happen in order for homeowners to run, not walk to the selling starting line? Nick Boniakowski, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024 Before that, when Vinicius Jr. left the derby's starting line up minutes before kick off almost a fortnight ago, the 24-year-old was again the only Madrid player to get off the mark with his opener in an eventual 1-1 draw enough to salvage a point against Diego Simeone's men. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 As Lawson approached his starting line for the world record effort, some sailors were skeptical, both of his ability to set records and also for his safety, and preached caution. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 28 July 2023 In 2008, he solo sailed across the Atlantic to reach an around-the-world race’s starting line, only to be told by organizers his boat did not pass their safety test. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 28 July 2023 Hours before a wave of Boston Marathon runners took off at the race’s starting line in Hopkinton, thousands in Lexington were awake. Sonel Cutler,, 17 Apr. 2023 Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2 Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2 Look down at any starting line and you’re bound to see runners sporting the flashy, colorful Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2. Ashley Wolfgang, SELF, 15 Mar. 2023 Thirty-three competitors — representing the Iditarod’s smallest field ever — are set to embark on a tour of Anchorage during Saturday’s ceremonial start before leaving the official starting line in Willow on Sunday. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Mar. 2023

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“Starting line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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