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marathoner

[mar-uh-thon-er or, esp. British, -thuh-ner] /ˈmær əˌθɒn ər or, esp. British, -θə nər/
noun
1.
a runner who competes in a marathon.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; marathon + -er1
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Examples for marathoner
  • It requires the tenacity of a marathoner, the strategy of a chess master, the people skills of a kindergarten teacher.
  • Lee is a marathoner, triathlete, and cyclist who commutes to work on non-rainy days.
British Dictionary definitions for marathoner

marathoner

/ˈmærəθənə/
noun
1.
a person who runs in a marathon
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