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Synonyms for marathon

any long and arduous undertaking

a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards

a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

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Robles, a Hawaiian Gardens native who says he feels younger with every race, has run a 3:41:00 marathon and taken second place in his age group at shorter events in Long Beach and Huntington Beach.
We designed a course to distinguish the Denver Marathon from other marathons that included a beautiful scenic route for participants and high altitude conditions that challenged our elite field of runners," said Dave McGillivray, Race Director of the Denver Marathon.
In marathon running, a challenge is not necessarily a good thing.
The Denver Marathon follows a spectacular scenic route designed by renowned Boston Marathon and new Denver Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray and his Denver Marathon operations team.
Abbott World Marathon Majors also announced it is further strengthening its anti-doping efforts.
It started with the Royal Parks half marathon in October and since then I've run the Cardiff, Salisbury, Brighton, Bath and Conwy half marathons, and the Bermuda Triangle Challenge (a one-mile run on Friday, 10km on Saturday THEA'S RUNS SO FAR.
Kevin Dean, cross country track coach at Palmdale High School, took first place in the full marathon with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 59 seconds.
captured his second consecutive men's open marathon in 1:43:12, and Debbie LaPlante, 26, of Toledo, Ohio, won the women's open with a time of 2:14:26.
DENVER -- To inspire runners across the country to run the Denver Marathon[TM] with a companion, organizers announced today that athletes who register for the marathon or half marathon on opening day, January 31, 2007, will receive a free entry for a friend or family member to register in the marathon or half marathon.
After representing his new country in the 10,000 meters at the 2000 Sydney Games, he won silver in the 2004 Olympic marathon, the first American to do so in 29 years.
concluded that the imbalance of clotting factors and other blood proteins induced by marathon running may trigger a cardiac event.
Operating income for 1990 also included a $129 million fourth quarter charge related to the integration into Marathon of Texas Oil & Gas Corp.
Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of high availability software for Microsoft([R]) Windows([R]) environments, announced today that it has named IGT, the leading provider of computerized gaming machines and casino system products, 2006 Partner of the Year.
a Van Nuys postman, has been running the marathon to raise money to send children like his own son to a special summer camp for chronically ill children.
I have just completed a marathon during which I suffered from a case of dehydration and hypothermia.