ul·​tra·​mar·​a·​thon | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈmer-ə-ˌthän How to pronounce ultramarathon (audio) , -ˈma-rə-\

Definition of ultramarathon

: a footrace longer than a marathon

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ultramarathoner \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈmer-​ə-​ˌthä-​nər How to pronounce ultramarathoner (audio) , -​ˈma-​rə-​ \ noun

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Read More: 'World's longest desert ultramarathon' launches in Dubai' The sprawling site comprises a wide range of indoor and outdoor features. Kieron Monks, CNN, "Why Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah have all trained in Dubai," 22 Aug. 2019 Sunday is the big day, with four races set to start and end downtown near Town Square — an ultramarathon, a marathon, a half marathon and a 5K. 1. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage RunFest kicks off with the Anchorage Mile," 18 Aug. 2019 Even when Internet trolls commented on her body in cycling pants — the body that gave birth to two children and completes ultramarathons. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "She famously flipped off the president. Now Juli Briskman is running for office.," 18 July 2019 The Swan View Coalition has asked the agency to rescind the permit for the ultramarathon and deny one for the marathon. USA TODAY, "Child rock climber, baby doll scare, real-life RoboCop: News from around our 50 states," 20 June 2019 Videos about jogging led to videos about running ultramarathons. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The 9 thinkers who made sense of 2018’s chaos," 27 Dec. 2018 Any race longer than a traditional marathon, about 26.2 miles, qualifies as an ultramarathon. Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, "Donald Ritchie, Record-Breaking Ultrarunner, Is Dead at 73," 1 July 2018 But stick-shifting has defiantly stuck around, joining ax throwing, rock climbing and ultramarathons as an activity people stubbornly enjoy despite its needless difficulty. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Roseanne Barr and the new political correctness," 29 May 2018 Horton is a professor of health sciences at Liberty University and has more than 160 ultramarathons under his belt. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "So You Want to Set an FKT?," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ultramarathon

1977, in the meaning defined above

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