from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that participates in a marathon, especially a marathon runner.
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- n. Someone who participates in a marathon or other long-distance races.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)
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Davila is best known as a marathoner, and if one (i.e., me) had to predict the 2012 U.S.
Of course, one does not have to be an actual marathon runner to be a spiritual marathoner.
Except for the crazy ones, however, no marathoner does this (running, that is).
I've never felt better out there thanks to Catherine New, another running buddy, AOL Daily Finance reporter and soon-to-be marathoner at the Marine Corps Marathon.
So as a soon-to-be first-time marathoner, I will obey them all.
My fellow AOL Marathon Team and TNT teammate Hailey Swartz a three-time marathoner herself shared this advice with me: "No matter how good you feel at the beginning -- because you will feel amazing and will have so much adrenaline -- it is so important to not go out too fast so you can conserve your energy for later in the race."
It instantly reminded me of the very first piece of advice I got from another high school friend and three-time marathoner Andrew Madonia when I announced I was running New York.
New marathoner Catherine New, who I ran my confidence-boosting 20 miles with and who just completed the Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. last weekend, says "I totally did not plan for after the race, so know exactly where and what you want to eat for your well-earned lunch," she says.
In the words of Caitlin, Jones is "one of the raddest chicks I've ever met" and a total rockstar a writer, actress, dancer by trade; four-time marathoner and Ironwoman, to boot.
To really drive this tip home for me at least, Alice Kassens Uhl, an eight-time semi-elite marathoner adds that if you do wear new shoes in the race, "no matter how cute they are, you could be missing all 10 pedicured and polished toe nails" before the race is over.
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