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noun as in long-distance race

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Gamers may want an adjustable desk to stay comfortable while playing and keep them from sitting too long during marathon sessions.

He has trained me for a marathon in a way that has really developed my speed.

Last March, after several of the big spring marathons were initially postponed until fall, I was surprised at how confident people seemed to be that these races would actually happen.

You see thru-hikers jump into a marathon a week after they’re done, and it goes miserably.

For media companies, the Consumer Electronics Show has long been more about marathon sales meetings than consumer electronics.

From Digiday

Portlandia marathon—9 am-2:30 pm, IFCBecause what better time than Turkey Day to put on a bird on it?

Rambo movie marathon—11 am-12 am, AMCBecause nothing says the holidays like Sly Stallone and blood.

Thanksgiving with Friends marathon—10 am—TBSA marathon of every Thanksgiving episode of Friends.

Indiana Jones movie marathon—12:30 pm, SpikeAn Indiana Jones movie marathon is never not a good idea.

It would be like making a decision about whether or not to keep exercising at mile 24 of a marathon.

The Greek fire is not extinguished; it burns to-day as bright and pure as ever at Salamis or Marathon.

The Plain of Marathon was so named from the abundance of Fennel (μαραθρον) growing on it.

No sculptured marble of a Greek runner was ever more beautiful than Sara as he ran the Marathon.

After all he's been more than punished, even for the Marathon matter or for that crazy romance about the ducal inheritance.

So he speedily made his preparations, and drew up his small force on the plain of Marathon, between the mountains and the sea.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marathon, such as: cross-country race, endurance run, and test of endurance.

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