ultramarathon

noun
ul·tra·mar·a·thon | \ˌəl-trə-ˈmer-ə-ˌthän, -ˈma-rə-\

Definition of ultramarathon 

: a footrace longer than a marathon

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ultramarathoner \ˌəl-trə-ˈmer-ə-ˌthä-nər, -ˈma-rə- \ noun

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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 All at once, 19,058 people surged forward toward the starting line of the world’s largest ultramarathon. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Africa's unlikely ultramarathoner helps others cross the finish line," 6 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 First 10ks, then 21, then her first ultramarathon, the 35-mile Two Oceans in Cape Town. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Africa's unlikely ultramarathoner helps others cross the finish line," 6 July 2018 People with cystic fibrosis have run the ultramarathon and the thousands of competitors this year include a man in a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis, according to Winn. Washington Post, "South African man who survived impaling to run ultramarathon," 6 June 2018 Steele, a writer now based in New York City counts ultramarathons in the Alps and bagging peaks in South America as work assignments. Hans Aschim, Popular Mechanics, "What It’s Like to Be in 105-Degree Heat for 5 Days," 8 June 2018 Unlike other ultramarathons, this one does not have gear requirements. David G. Allan, CNN, "The infamous murderer's prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon," 26 May 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. Jonathan Welsh, WSJ, "Yes, Cars Still Come With Stick—Here Are a Few New Favorites," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of ultramarathon

1977, in the meaning defined above

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