In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'm talking about half marathons, not marathons.
- Philip's mother competes in marathons and his father races sailboats
- For the next two decades, he routinely ran six miles a day and completed several 26-mile marathons.
- She swapped track for road, became a marathon runner, ran three marathons and won the lot.
- The training has in many ways been harder, if more varied, than for a marathon.
- From that point on her focus had been on the Olympic marathon, for which she started a red-hot favourite.
- After studying the organisation and finances of both the New York and Boston marathons, Brasher put together a budget for a similar race in London, and was given a cautious green light by the authorities.
- Before the 1970s only highly trained athletes ran more than 5 miles, then along came jogging and now ordinary people commonly run marathons of 26 miles.
- She leads the world in that event as clearly as she did in the marathon before Sunday.
- Radcliffe has raced three marathons and won all three.
- With six marathons and hundreds of miles' running training behind him, his knees gave up way before his will, so he became a cyclist.
- Of course, many people who train successfully for marathons or long-distance triathlons never get sick.
- He has completed more than 200 road races, including 21 marathons and five ultra-marathons.
- All modern marathons have been 26 miles 385 yards long ever since.
- But don't read too much into the results just yet - it's rarely safe to name the winner of a marathon in the first mile.
- Yet this woman managed to run not just any race, but the marathon, and won the gold.
- A full marathon would require me to run all the way back to Roehampton and almost all the way home again.
- And she is also not expected to run in either the Chicago or New York marathons in November.
- His plan had always been to retire from the track after Athens to concentrate on half-marathons and marathons.
- She just stared ahead and nodded a bit and laughed in that way you do when you've just run 21 miles of a marathon.
2(endurance test)concurso de resistencia masculino(performance/speech/debate) (before noun) maratoniano
- He begins a marathon of jokes and cynicism about the identity of Hero's parentage.
- The 2004 Grammy marathon is off to a good start with a wildly diverse pool of nominees.
- Never in this marathon did Kerry himself do anything to change the campaign's dynamics.
- The replacement iPod mini finally arrived yesterday concluding a six week marathon without any mobile music.
- The finest piece of batsmanship in this marathon came at the denouement.
- Her tour of broadcasting studios last week was a self-advertising marathon.
- Of course, there was harm done in that twenty-four hour unicycling marathon that took him to the world record.
- In a three game marathon, it took all the skill and experience to overcome Dominic Sheridan of Cavan.
- But it soon turns into a nasty special effects marathon in which a story is the first sacrifice.
- The holiday season is merely your warm-up to that marathon known as tax season.
- When I got there, though, the marathon of confusion began: The symptoms kept changing but not the effect.
- Once when I was in college I decided to do a fortnight computer games marathon.
- She embarks on TV marathons where the set is fixed at volumes making sure none would sleep.
- On Sunday March 10, there will be a 12 hour disco marathon for badly needed club funds.
- The BBC is planning to embark upon a similar marathon to choose the nation's favourite books.
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