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marathon

mar·a·thon

marathon

 
 
pronunciation:
mae r than
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cross-country footrace of 26.2 miles.
Several runners from Kenya competed in the marathon this year.
 
definition 2: any race covering a long distance.
Their daughter is running in the children's marathon organized by the school.
definition 3: any contest or other extended activity that calls for prolonged effort or endurance.
It was a real marathon finishing the work before the deadline.
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