a footrace or wheelchair race longer than 1,500 meters (1,635 yards).
- dis·tance rac·ing, noun
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How to use distance race in a sentence
She stunned the swim world by winning gold in the 800m, setting a fast pace that has become her trademark in distance races.
A long distance race, held in connection with the Olympic Games and named from a famous event in Greek history.Outdoor Sports and Games | Claude H. Miller
“I move we get up a long distance race,” said Bart, one day.The Putnam Hall Champions | Arthur M. Winfield
You see fighting a warship is not a long distance race; it's a hundred yard dash, to change the figure.With the Battle Fleet | Franklin Matthews
A dozen blue-coated soldiers, straggling like the finishers in a long-distance race, followed him with bayonets fixed.Aladdin O'Brien | Gouverneur Morris
Sprint race, a short-distance race, ran at the topmost speed throughout.The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten