Reading these dead-on descriptions, a runner feels a pleasurable sensation of recognition.
runner up is James Fallows of The Atlantic for his hilariously pompous post “As a Harvard Alum, I Apologize.”
The winner of the first marathon (OK, he was the only runner, but still) died from the effort.
One runner in Houston now has a permanent, hoof-shaped scar in the center of his forehead.
Some, like Smart Socks, measure strike speed and heel placement for runner trying to get that next PR.
As the runner completes his third time around, the players in the circle cry "High Windows!"
Joe was too heavy to be a runner, and Jack was beginning to feel the handicap of his years.
It was a beautiful race between ball and runner for the bag.
Suppose some runner should slip on that stone and fall and hurt himself, you'd be to blame.
In the midst of these idle pretexts a runner came with a letter for Phaon.
c.1300, "messenger on foot," agent noun from run (v.). Meaning "one who runs" is early 14c. Meaning "smuggler" first recorded 1721; sense of "police officer" is from 1771. Meaning "rooting stem of a plant" is from 1660s; that of "embroidered cloth for a table" is from 1888.
A slender stem that grows horizontally and puts down roots to form new plants. Strawberries spread by runners. Also called stolon. Compare bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber.