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Drug slang A regionally popular term for amphetamine, especially when taken non-stop for an extended period of time
Sports medicine A foot race measuring 26.2 miles/42.2 km; muscle changes in marathon runners: local muscle tenderness, pain, swelling, inflammation
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marathon

Sports medicine A foot race measuring 26.2 miles/42.2 km; muscle changes in marathon runners: local muscle tenderness, pain, swelling, inflammation. See Ultramarathon.

marathon

specifically, a footrace over a road course of 42.195 km (∼26 mile 385 yd) nowadays covered by elite performers in less than 2 h 10 min (males) and 2 h 20 min (females). Named after the city of Marathon in ancient Greece, imitating the distance run by a messenger from there to Athens, with news of victory over the Persians, in 490 bc. In general, term applied to any form of very high endurance activity.
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Do you have any recommendations on how much time to allow for recovery after a marathon run?
Marathon had steadily risen for three consecutive years, Burke said it was his ``holy grail'' to have a winning time under 2 hours, 10 minutes.
2 -- color -- ran in SAC and AV editions only) Castaic resident Brian Spangenberg, 37, above, crosses the finish line during Sunday's seventh annual Santa Clarita Marathon.
Joseph Maina Ngunjiri of British Columbia holds the official Lake Tahoe Marathon record with a time of two hours, 30 minutes and 55 seconds set in 2001.
Marathon, there's really no such thing as ``typical.
Among racers, the roster includes multiple Boston Marathon champions, world champions and medal winners.
But the staff member was not calling to have some blank filled in, but to give the Woodland Hills resident an unexpected opportunity: In the first major marathon of the new millennium, would he like to wear bib No.
1 million (net) through its involvement with the Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and is aiming to add another $12 million at the 2003, bringing the six year total to over $70 million (net).
They ran the first marathon, in 1986, as a means to stay in shape and achieve a goal.
If you look at the trends and reality of major marathons, a title sponsor solidifies the event in this day and age," added Tim Murphy, president and founder of Elite Racing.
For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger would have a tough time running a marathon.
But a lack of vision hasn't kept the stenographer and mother of a 25-year-old son from competing in the races - including today's City of Santa Clarita Marathon - or taking in her surroundings along the way.