distance race

[ dis-tuhns reys ]

  1. a footrace or wheelchair race longer than 1,500 meters (1,635 yards).

Origin of distance race

First recorded in 1900–05

Other words from distance race

  • dis·tance rac·ing, noun

Words Nearby distance race

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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.

    Katie Ledecky’s Incredible Olympic Legacy | Alice Park/Tokyo | July 31, 2021 | Time
  • 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