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marathon
as in:  ran her first marathon


She is training to run in the Boston Marathon.
  a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
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The marathon is named after the battle of Marathon, Greece in 490 BC. The distance was based on the distance a messenger was thought to have run to announce the Greek victory.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   marathon [4]
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