ul·​tra·​dis·​tance ˌəl-trə-ˈdi-stən(t)s How to pronounce ultradistance (audio)
: relating to, taking part in, or being an extremely long-distance sports competition or activity
an ultradistance runner/coach
an ultradistance race/course
ultradistance cycling

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultradistance was in 1977

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“Ultradistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultradistance. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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