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Definitions for marathon
ˈmær əˌθɒn, -θənmarathon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marathon, endurance contestnoun

    any long and arduous undertaking

  2. marathonnoun

    a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

  3. Marathon, battle of Marathonnoun

    a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

Wiktionary

  1. marathonnoun

    A 42.195 kilometre (26 mile 385 yard) road race.

  2. marathonnoun

    Any extended or sustained activity.

    He had a cleaning marathon the night before his girlfriend came over.

  3. Etymology: Μαραθών, a town northeast of Athens. Phidippides the Greek ran the distance from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message regarding the Battle of Marathon. The modern sport of marathon running is based on a run approximately the same distance.

Wikipedia

  1. Marathon

    The marathon is a long-distance foot race with a distance of 42.195 km (26 mi 385 yd), usually run as a road race, but the distance can be covered on trail routes. The marathon can be completed by running or with a run/walk strategy. There are also wheelchair divisions. More than 800 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes, as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896. The distance did not become standardized until 1921. The distance is also included in the World Athletics Championships, which began in 1983. It is the only running road race included in both championship competitions (walking races on the roads are also contested in both).

ChatGPT

  1. marathon

    A marathon is a long-distance running race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers, usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, who ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to report victory. The marathon is considered one of the most demanding physical challenges and is a popular event in many parts of the world, often held annually in various cities.

Wikidata

  1. Marathon

    The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres, that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Smaller marathons, such as the Stanley Marathon, can have just dozens of participants, while larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Marathon

    a village, 22 m. NE. of Athens, on the sea border of a plain where the Greeks under Miltiades on a world-famous occasion defeated the Persians under Darius in 480 B.C.; the plain on which the battle was fought extends between mountains on the W. and the sea on the E.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. marathon

    A village on the east shore of Attica, 20 miles northeast from Athens. Here on September 28 and 29, 490 B.C., the Greeks, only 10,000 strong, defeated the Persian army amounting to 200,000, who had 6400 killed. The Greek loss was 192 Athenians killed, besides some Platæans and slaves. The Greeks were commanded by Miltiades, Aristides, and Themistocles. Among the slain was Hippias, the instigator of the war. The Persian army was forced to retreat to Asia.

Editors Contribution

  1. marathonverb

    Impairing the appearance of liars expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position to make sharper or more focused or efficient. 1.) a long-distance running race, strictly one of 26 miles and 385 yards. a long-lasting or difficult task or operation of a specific kind.

    My personal marathon is to forever teach and learn from my children.

    Etymology: Worth


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 4, 2024  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marathon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marathon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of marathon in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Lieberman:

    If you struggle to exercise, remember that even a little exercise provides enormous benefits for both physical and mental health. You don't have to run a marathon or swim the English Channel, and if you don't like to exercise, find a way to make it enjoyable. For most people, that means making it social. Exercising with friends will help you find the motivation to show up and keep going.

  2. Krystle Campbell:

    She's been doing it since she was a little girl, she didn't miss a marathon, watching it at the finish line.

  3. Malissa Wood:

    I do know these are people who are not taking non-steroidals, who are pretty well trained, and had an average finish indicating they had properly prepared for the marathon, and still 82%, had some kidney impact from the running, that just says to me, be careful, think about it, and be prepared.

  4. Michael Johnson:

    Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.

  5. Steph Curry:

    I know there's a lot of people who have highlighted how he impacted them individually, so that his message lives on, and as he would say,' The marathon continues.'.

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