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marathon

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Long-distance race. The standard marathon is 42.2km (26.2mi) long, which was the distance run by the ancient Greek soldier who brought news to Athens of victory over the Persians at the...

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marathon

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 37 words.

Long-distance race. The standard marathon is 42.2km (26.2mi) long, which was the distance run by the ancient Greek soldier who

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 104 words.

Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 104 words.

Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to

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Marathon (Australia, Canada, Greece, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 103 words.

Greece: takes its name from marathon ‘(field of) fennel’, an aromatic herb that grows here. It gave its name to the marathon race after a courier, according to legend, ran from Marathon to...

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Strategic Responses to the Boston Marathon Bombing

Laura Dugan and Daren Fisher.

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 10297 words.

The explosions on April 15, 2013 during the Patriot’s Day Marathon in Boston mark the first major terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11 and the first time since 1996 that...

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Marathon bond

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Greece).

A drachma (Dr) denominated bond issued by a non-resident in the Greek domestic market. The first such issue was launched by the European Investment Bank in February 1994....

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Marathon bond (Greece)

Peter Moles and Nicholas Terry.

in The Handbook of International Financial Terms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services. 44 words.

A drachma (Dr) denominated bond issued by a non-resident in the Greek domestic market. The first such issue was launched

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Teachers’ Reports of Outreach to School-Based Providers of Mental Health Services following the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack

Jennifer Greif Green, Ziming Xuan, Lana Kwong, Melissa K. Holt and Jonathan S. Comer.

in Children & Schools

October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Schools Studies. 5243 words.

After mass crises, trauma-exposed children report increased psychological distress, yet most receive no mental health (MH) services and supports. This study identifies factors associated...

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“Do Your Best”: The Marathon Meeting

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson.

in Partners for Democracy

November 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 9225 words.

Describes how a thirty‐hour meeting on March 4 and 5 achieved agreement on a preliminary draft constitution. As Matsumoto's draft was being translated, he and Kades clashed over the...

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Marathon, Battle of (490 bc)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 39 words.

Victory of the Greeks, mainly Athenians, during the Persian Wars. The defeat of a much larger Persian army on

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“Worse Than in the Days of McCarthy”: Kissinger and the Marathon of 1976

Jussi Hanhimäki.

in The Flawed Architect

September 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13770 words.

Also known as the Halloween Massacre, on November 3, 1975, President Ford announced a number of changes within his cabinet which included Henry Kissinger's removal from his post as national...

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Science is a Marathon Not a Sprint: Creating a Positive Culture for Early Career Researchers

Marina R Picciotto and Marcus R Munafò.

in Nicotine and Tobacco Research

August 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Addictions and Substance Misuse. 672 words.

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Stagings of the State, Commemoration Marathon and Popular Festival: Africa celebrates 50 years of independence. (Staatsinszenierung, Erinnerungsmarathon und Volksfest: Afrika feiert 50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit)

Reinhart Kössler.

in African Affairs

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 933 words.

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Grete Waitz

Theresa Walton-Fisette.

in More than Cricket and Football

December 2016; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 7972 words.

Grete Waitz of Norway is marathon running’s first female star. Waitz had trained as a distance runner and found success at various distances before turning her attention to the longer race....

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Loroupe, Tegla (1973–)

Kate Tuttle.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 634 words.

When Tegla Loroupe came from out of the pack to finish first in the New York City Marathon in 1994

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Becoming

Karen Throsby.

in Immersion

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9096 words.

This chapter explores the embodied work of becoming a marathon swimmer, focusing on two iteratively related transformational processes: the acquisition of techniques of the body and the...

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Tegla Loroupe

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

1973– Kenyan long-distance runner.

When Tegla Loroupe came from out of the pack to finish first in the New York City Marathon in 1994, she was the first black African ...

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Authentic swimming

Karen Throsby.

in Immersion

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9029 words.

This chapter explores the ways in which the boundaries of authentic swimming are negotiated and maintained. Drawing on case studies of contested marathon swims, the chapter focuses on the...

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Immersion

Karen Throsby.

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 216 pages.

This book is about the extreme sport of marathon swimming. It provides insight into a social world about which very little is known, while simultaneously exploring the ways in which the...

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Making it count

Karen Throsby.

in Immersion

September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9581 words.

This chapter explores the tension between the ephemerality of swimming and its embodied and symbolic ‘realness’ for the swimmer, and investigates the multiple ways in which material and...

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