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marathoner

[mar-uh-thon-er or, esp. British, -thuh-ner]
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noun
  1. a runner who competes in a marathon.
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Origin of marathoner

First recorded in 1920–25; marathon + -er1
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Examples from the Web for marathoner

Historical Examples

  • There she was, sprinting like a Marathoner for the barbed-wire fence that enclosed the lot.

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    Lillian Elizabeth Roy


British Dictionary definitions for marathoner

marathoner

noun
  1. a person who runs in a marathon
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