Reference Entry

marathon

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532
marathon

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1 This now familiar word for a long-distance race and, by extension, for any other long-drawn-out test of endurance, was introduced in the first revived Olympic Games at Athens in ...

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