marathoner marathoner


  • (n) someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)


  1. In Helsingfors, Finland, Paavo Nurmi, monosyllabic marathoner, had his first interview with President Relander.
  2. Moroccan-born marathoner Khalid Khannouchi, granted American citizenship in 2000, became the world-record holder two years later.
  3. He is also an actor, a marathoner and a political cheerleader.


  • No stopping them now

    Herb Marks, 89 of Attleboro a former marathoner still gets out and runs. Heading out on a training run. (Staff photo by Tom Maguire) Bill Robson, 96 of Rehoboth still gets out and plays about 25 holes of golf a week.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Sun Chronicle


  1. "I'm not a marathoner, but I have several friends who are running for a cause and a person who is in a similar situation as Drew," said Hawes. "The camaraderie among marathoners is the same as critically-ill patients. We are all in this...
    on Jun 14, 2009 By: Spencer Hawes Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "As a marathoner, she has really paved the way for the women of today," Waitz said. "Her fast times may scare some people. It scares me, but I'm not running anymore."
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Grete Waitz Source: New York Times

  3. "If you are a marathoner and someone asks you if you have run New York and you say no, that's unimaginable. My career would not be complete," Gebrselassie said on the event's website.
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Haile Gebrselassie Source: Houston Chronicle

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