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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.

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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Conversely, the half and full marathoners showed relatively higher levels of extrinsic motivation compared to the ultramarathoners, scoring higher on the physical variable of Weight Concern.
The circumference of upper arm was related to race time in runners such as 10-km runners [55], female marathoners [37], female [56] and male [24,57] 100-km ultra-marathoners, male multi-stage ultra-marathoners [26,36], in cyclists such as male ultra-endurance mountain bikers [51], in male long-distance inline skaters [39], and in triathletes such as male Ironman triathletes [48,58].
Despina Kardara reported that a group of Greek marathoners were found to have stiffer arteries than did age- and gender-matched controls.
Bryant was a cancer survivor and marathoner who had helped her brother, a quadriplegic, finish the 1997 marathon.
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Most of our marathoners have planned to run in the city marathons like Boston, London in April and it is very hard to get convince them otherwise,' said Korir.
The experience of racing against all the world's finest marathoners in the Olympics makes her realize that she still has a lot to learn in her sport.
That's when the half-marathoners headed west, back into Alton Baker Park, and the marathoners went east into Springfield.
Among the master athletes, the performance of marathoners declines after the age of ~40 years, where the peak levels of performance decreased by ~50% by the age of 80 years [18].
It's just that a lot of marathoners come from Kenya and Ethiopia, it is assumed that it must be due to high altitudes.
Raduazo's parents were standout cross country runners in high school and became marathoners.
And some of the estimated 2,800 marathoners who hit the pavement Sunday for the 11th annual Santa Clarita Marathon ran simply for the fun of it.