Definition of 'marathon'
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The royal trio will not run in the marathon for security reasons but will be cheering from the sidelines. Times, Sunday Times (2017)As soon as we got into running, we wanted to run marathons. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He remains the only person in their 70s to have run a marathon in less than three hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He'll like the return to today's marathon distance. The Sun (2016)One of athletics' most daunting targets is about to come under attack when a team of elite runners attempts to run the marathon in under two hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The marathon distance will not be a problem. The Sun (2015)You could run a marathon in that time. The Sun (2014)He recently completed a half marathon in five hours. The Sun (2008)One hundred miles is four marathons in a row. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This dour stayer has been running well in some of the better marathon races this season. The Sun (2013)The marathon distance will be no problem but he needs it soft to show his best form. The Sun (2010)The ground is key as is the marathon distance. The Sun (2015)She was running the marathon in his memory. The Sun (2013)The winner went on to finish placed in a much better race and this marathon trip should suit. The Sun (2015)This is a nation still reminded of its isolation from global culture by delayed movie releases and marathon flight times. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why did you wait until you were 28 before running your first marathon? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The record for the marathon is currently four minutes 43 seconds a mile. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's out in time for the marathon. The Sun (2015)The men's marathon is the first medal to be decided. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You are in the shape of your life and running with the leading group in the Olympic marathon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A man who was born without arms and legs has completed a marathon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A good old-fashioned marathon no longer cuts it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's especially hard to get gold in the Olympic marathon. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'marathon'
British English: marathon /ˈmærəθən/ NOUN
A marathon is a race in which people run a distance of 26 miles (about 42 km).
He is running in his first marathon.
- American English: marathon
- Arabic: سِبَاقُ الْـمَارَثُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: maratona
- Chinese: 马拉松赛
- Croatian: maraton
- Czech: maraton
- Danish: maraton
- Dutch: marathon
- European Spanish: maratón
- Finnish: maraton
- French: marathon
- German: Marathon
- Greek: μαραθώνιος
- Italian: maratona
- Japanese: マラソン
- Korean: 마라톤
- Norwegian: maraton
- Polish: maraton
- European Portuguese: maratona
- Romanian: maraton
- Russian: марафон
- Spanish: maratón
- Swedish: maraton
- Thai: การวิ่งแข่งมาราธอน
- Turkish: maraton
- Ukrainian: марафон
- Vietnamese: cuộc đua marathon
British English: marathon ADJECTIVE
If you use marathon to describe an event or task, you are emphasizing that it takes a long time and is very tiring.
People make marathon journeys to buy glass here.
Definition of marathon from the Collins English Dictionary
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