an athlete who specializes in running the quarter mile or the 400 metres
Soccer Terms For When The World Cup Is The Only Thing On TVThe fact that American English speakers call soccer, well, soccer, may set us apart from the rest of the world, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have love for the sport played with one’s feet.
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Indeed I was built more like a "quarter-miler" than a sprinter.At Start and Finish|William Lindsey