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Comrades Marathon

noun
  1. the Comrades Marathon Southern African an annual long-distance race run every year on the 16th of June from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, a distance of approximately 90 kilometres (56 miles)Often shortened to: the Comrades
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Word Origin for Comrades Marathon

C20: first run after WWI by returning servicemen to commemorate their fallen comrades
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