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noun or Marathon (plural: marathons)
  1. A 42.195 kilometre (26 mile 385 yard) run that used to run all the way to Athens. This sport continues into the modern era, though with different routes.
  2. any extended or sustained activity
    He had a cleaning the night before his girlfriend came over.
Translations: 
  • Dutch:
    1. Dutch, marathon
    2. French:
    3. German: Marathon
      (trans-mid)
      (trans-bottom)
    4. Italian: maratona
    5. Spanish: maratón
      (trans-bottom) (trans-top, any extended or sustained activity)
Etymology: Ancient Greek , MarathÅn, a town northeast of Athens. w:Phidippides_(Marathon_runner), Phidippides the Greek ran the distance from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message regarding the w:Battle of Marathon, Battle of Marathon. The modern sport of marathon running is based on a run approximately the same distance.


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