marathon marathon  /ˈmɛ rə ˌθɑn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any long and arduous undertaking
  2. (n) a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
  3. (n) a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Surging interest in marathons at middle age and beyond testifies to our longer, healthier lives.
  2. A look at marathon times between men and women appears to bolster the theory.
  3. MarathonUnited StatesAge: 25 Italy's Stefano Baldini, the gold medalist at Athens, has called Hall the future of the marathon.

News

  1. Marathon's Continued Prospecting Delivers: Reporting First Resource at Valentine East Hill

    Marathon's Continued Prospecting Delivers: Reporting First Resource at Valentine East Hill
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Marathon Taps Exxon Exec as Next CEO

    Marathon Oil tapped an Exxon Mobil executive to become its next CEO at the end of the year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Marathon Oil taps Exxon Mobil executive as next CEO

    (Reuters) - Marathon Oil Corp has tapped an Exxon Mobil Corp executive to become its next CEO when Clarence Cazalot retires at the end of the year. Lee Tillman, Exxon Mobil's vice president of engineering, will take the top post at the energy exploration company in January 2014, Marathon Oil said on Thursday. Tillman's experience in some of the world's most complex energy fields, including ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I don't know what to think of that. It's amazing. Wow. It's longer than a marathon," she said. "I don't think I'd move. I think if you moved, you lose your seat."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Venus Williams Source: National Post

  2. In a statement, Katie said: "It is with great regret that I'm going to have to pull out of this year's Virgin London Marathon. Training has been going really well, and I was really looking forward to running again this year to raise as much money as...
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Katie Price Source: Eleven

  3. "In marathon training, there are no shortcuts and there is simply not enough time to be in the shape I want to be in, to run well in London," said Radcliffe five weeks before the race on April 13. "I love running in London and this race would...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Paula Radcliffe Source: Sportinglife.com

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