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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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"We are proud to divide an event that takes place once per year [the ystanbul Marathon, in November] into two events with the half marathon that will be run on Sunday.
"And I've done five marathons since March, starting in Rome, then Paris, back to Brighton, then on to London and last weekend I ran Manchester and I'm off to Belfast to run on Monday.
It's this type of field, Sinclair suggested, that fans should watch out for young runners new to marathons, runners who ran 10,000-meter races in college or who have tested themselves in half-marathons.
In Chennai, over 6000 runners participated in the Wirpo Chennai Marathon 2012, which featured three categories, the half marathon, marathon and the 10-kilometre race.
Thirty-four of the limited entry of 115 belong to the UK's 100 Marathon Club, a club specifically for those who have completed in excess of 100 marathons.
And next Sunday Alan, who took up running only 22 years ago, will reach another milestone when he competes in the first Tokyo Marathon, which will mean him achieving another aim of having run marathons in 30 different countries, and on all five continents.
The WMM is series of six most renowned marathons in the world which includes Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.
"I believe that such marathons are good for health."
Described as 'the greatest marathoner of the modern era', Kipchoge has won 11 of the 12 marathons he has entered, his only loss being to Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at the 2013 Berlin Marathon.
Marathons with foreign runners and involving more than 3,000 participants (US$20,000); and
To celebrate this year's event - and to remind athletes of the gruelling 26.2miles they have ahead of them, here's 26 facts about marathons before the big day.
Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) has expressed concern about mushrooming marathons in the country.
Mohit Gala has finished a total of 36 marathons and he would be the first Indian American to do so.
Thankfully, several cable and network channels are making sure to keep those who are stuck indoors during the holiday thoroughly entertained throughout the day, with lots of television and movie marathons.