ultramarathon

noun
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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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 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

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First Known Use of ultramarathon

1977, in the meaning defined above

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