[ mar-uh-thon-er or, esp. British, -thuh-ner ]
/ ˈmær əˌθɒn ər or, esp. British, -θə nər /


a runner who competes in a marathon.


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Origin of marathoner

First recorded in 1920–25; marathon + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for marathoner

/ (ˈmærəθənə) /


a person who runs in a marathon
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