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  • n. Plural form of marathon.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • He has run in marathons and ridden in bike races (like the Amgen Tour of California, an event produced by his entertainment company).

    The Man Behind the Curtain

  • She continues to do design work for her employer of 18 years, The Estee Lauder Companies, while squeezing in marathons, horseback riding, traveling, sewing projects and baking killer banana bread.

    August 2008

  • British runner, Dave Heeley, known as "Blind Dave," is gearing up to run in marathons on seven continents over seven days.

    Blind runner attempts seven-continent marathons in seven days

  • And a question: Do speed readers and skim readers count in marathons like this?

    "We Are All Winners"

  • I don't have a problem with handicapped people competing in marathons or long races, since in those the goal is mainly to just get to the end - and heck, if a handicapped guy took first at the Boston Marathon, I'd cheer.

    Apparently, I Have An Opinion On Sports - Who Knew?

  • Political campaigns are often referred to as marathons (vs. sprints), because they have to be planned carefully for the campaigns and the candidates to weather several months of hard work, late nights and trying moments.

    The Full Feed from

  • "The Murphy Marathon," and in the 1920s endurance dances were regularly called marathons

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVI No 1

  • Road races of quirky distances — 15 miles, 7 miles and 20Ks, to name a few examples — are looking at ways to reinvent themselves, in an era when runners flock to standard distances such as marathons (26.2 miles), half-marathons (13.1 miles), 10Ks and, for those new to running, 5Ks.

    15 Miles Is the Loneliest Race

  • Already, the super-Stoppard freaks have rushed the box office and snapped up all the tickets to the few scheduled "marathons," when all three plays will be performed in one day.

    One Brit vs. The Utopians

  • I never ran a marathon, but I regularly run 2 Beirut "marathons".

    Saturday, April 30, 2005


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