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

  • In Helsingfors, Finland, Paavo Nurmi, monosyllabic marathoner, had his first interview with President Relander.
  • So when Mongolia's sole female marathoner, Luvsanlkhundeg Otgonbayar, appeared at the entrance of a massive marble stadium unveiled in 1896 for Athens' first modern Olympics, it .
  • Moroccan-born marathoner Khalid Khannouchi, granted American citizenship in 2000, became the world-record holder two years later.
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  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - The Sun Chronicle

  • Spencer Hawes in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    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...
  • Grete Waitz in New York Times
    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."
  • Haile Gebrselassie in Houston Chronicle
    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.

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