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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
Vox populi adjective Referring to a prolonged, arduous task, as in a marathon negotiation
noun A prolonged, arduous task, as in ‘negotiating marathon’

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.
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"Since we started running the ystanbul Marathon, we have increased the number of participants from 8,000-10,000 to 20,000.
OCTOBER | Royal Parks Half Marathon | Cardiff Half Marathon | Salisbury Half and Sunday marathon).
With its flat, 26.2-mile course, and a history of mild race-day weather, the Eugene Marathon has become an ideal location to qualify for the historic race in Boston.
In Pune city, former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi flagged off the 27th Pune International Marathon.
"Steve has run most of his marathons at sub-three hours 15 minutes pace and he will be hoping for something similar on Sunday.
Alan Morton's globetrotting distance-running career has seen him earn finishers' medals (below) from an astounding 400 marathons as far apart as Honolulu (left) and London (above right), plus a host of shorter races such as the Hastings half-marathon (above left)
The 34-year-old television host announced Thursday her participation at the 42.2-kilometer marathon.
The marathon was organized at a high level, he toldTrend.
Read: {PHOTOS} Eliud Kipchoge shatters marathon World record in Berlin
The Malaysian Athletics Union (MAU) will issue guidelines for the organisation of marathon events in the country to prevent any untoward incidents from occurring.
26One of the toughest marathons in the world is the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland and involves runners climbing close to 6,000ft.