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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’
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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.
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2010 National Youth 100m champion Ranjitha and marathoner Shabeena suspended for two years each by anti- doping panel
Yamauchi (right), who was sixth in Beijing and is Britain's second-quickest marathoner behind Paula Radcliffe, said: "The Great North Run will be my first race since New York Marathon last November and I'm looking forward to seeing where I'm at after spending the last three weeks at altitude.
His mathematical formula, published online October 21 in PLoS Computational Biology, shows the speediest pace a marathoner can sustain for an entire race.
Robert Schwartz noted that the Twin Cities Marathon veterans, many of whom have completed numerous other marathons in addition to their 25 Twin Cities finishes, are "not your typical marathoner." The investigators are expanding their study to include women marathoners and younger veterans of fewer races.
According to legend the first marathoner Pheidippides ran from the Greek town of Marathon to Athens to announce that the Greeks had defeated the Persians; also according to legend he promptly fell down dead.
She first started them because she had close friends who ran marathons; a dear friend of hers, in particular, was an avid runner and marathoner and passed away with a brain tumor at the age of 40.
I'm an RN and an active cyclist, triathlete, and marathoner. Yes, I'm extremely interested in gay politics and issues and stars, but sometimes it just feels good to see a hot, accomplished athletic chick getting some face time in the media!
Last year, writer and devoted traveling marathoner Elise Allen became frustrated by having to cross reference information gleaned from her race information packets and travel guidebooks.
Traum was an amputee, a marathoner, and the founder of the Achilles Track Club, which encourages the disabled to participate in events like marathons.
The list contained only two women: marathoner Takahashi and No.
Bush, now running as the "real reformer," and fundraising marathoner Al Gore, who scampers back and forth between unions and the chamber of commerce, dodging questions on global trade like a dithering squirrel.
One marathoner, Elio Benatti, who also participated in the recent Chicago Marathon, said, "We are very proud to be sponsored by Peroni because it shows that the American people and American companies have as much faith in Italian athletes as Italians do in American athletes."