a participant in distance races.
- distance running, noun
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How to use distance runner in a sentence
Spanish endurance researcher Alejandro Lucia is well known for several classic studies of Tour de France riders and distance runners.Eliud Kipchoge Is the GOAT. What Makes Him So Good? | syadron | August 21, 2021 | Outside Online
I suspect we won’t see many distance runners in the finals who don’t have a plate and a layer of foam under their soles.
Because in addition to studying the evolutionary history of distance running, he is a distance runner.
Among a group of some of the greatest distance runners in history, none of the standard physiological measurements—VO2 max, lactate threshold, running economy—produced any seriously eye-popping values.
I’d never say it to their faces, but as a scrawny distance runner I’ve always enjoyed watching muscle-bound decathletes run their final event, the 1,500 meters.Two Very Different Ways of Riding the Tour de France | Alex Hutchinson | March 2, 2021 | Outside Online
He was smart and tough in the way of the hard worker, the long-distance runner, the gambler who wins on stamina.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters | Alex Belth | August 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor is she the first female distance runner to turn to suicide.
Like the gymnast and the ballerina, the distance runner is often defined by drive and compulsion.
The distance runner is a good actor; the first lesson she learns is how to fool herself out of pain.
Unsurprisingly, the distance runner has a tendency towards obsessive-compulsive behavior.
He stuck his belly out as he walked and held his little fists on each side of his stomach like a long-distance runner.Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
Corporal Hamill, one of the old soldiers of the Battalion and a well-known long distance runner, was killed at the same time.The Fifth Leicestershire | J.D. Hills
His arms and shoulders were splendidly developed, and his legs brown, and corded like a distance runner's.At Start and Finish | William Lindsey
His prowess as a long-distance runner had not entirely departed, although lack of training tried his wind sorely.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. | Percy F. Westerman
He started down the wide avenue with the gentle, easy stride that had made him the best long-distance runner in school.Shelled by an Unseen Foe | James Fiske