noun or Marathon (plural: marathons)
- 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.
- any extended or sustained activity
- He had a cleaning the night before his girlfriend came over.
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.
- Dutch, marathon
- German: Marathon
- Italian: maratona
- Spanish: maratón
(trans-top, any extended or sustained activity)
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