marathon

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Noun[change]

Singular
marathon

Plural
marathons

  1. A marathon is a long distance race of exactly 26 miles and 385 yards (or 42.195 kilometers).
    The marathon is named after a soldier who ran 26 miles and 385 yards to tell the people of Athens about the Greek victory.
  2. A marathon is an activity that extends for a long period of time.
    Yesterday, we had a Star Wars movie marathon and watched all six films in a row.