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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

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 243 words.

A marathon is any kind of activity that goes on at great length or any test of endurance. In fact,

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marathon

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

In the modern Olympic Games the marathon race was instituted in 1896, the distance being standardized at 26 miles

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Marathon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 89 words.

A long-distance race, named after the Battle of Marathon (490 bc), the result of which was announced at

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Marathons

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 238 words.

The brief history of the Marathons is shrouded in mystery and confusion. Long thought to be a pseudonym for the

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marathon

in Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture. 65 words.

A long-distance race, officially 42.195 kilometres (26 miles, 385 yards) in length. It is named after the Battle of Marathon

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marathon

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 100 words.

[L19th]

In 490 bc the Athenians won a victory over an invading Persian army at Marathon on the coast of

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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

Overview page.

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...

See overview in Oxford Index

Marathons

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The brief history of the Marathons is shrouded in mystery and confusion. Long thought to be a pseudonym for the Olympics, the US R&B group that had recorded ‘Western Movies’ ...

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Marathon

Howard Rye.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 115 words.

Record label. It was used to issue 7-inch records with close grooving, which were pressed by the Nutmeg Record Corporation for a short period from November 1928, and which offered the...

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Marathon

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 79 words.

in ancient Greece, the scene of a victory over the Persians in 490 bc; the modern marathon race (strictly one of 26 miles 38 yards or 42.195 km.) is based on the tradition that a messenger...

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Boston Marathon

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1592 words.

The Boston Marathon is one the oldest and most prestigious distance running events in the world. Each April it attracts an international field of top marathoners along with...

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Dance Marathons

Carol Martin.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1874 words.

Often thought of as entertainments paradigmatic of the Great Depression of the 1930s, dance marathons actually began as early as

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Marathon Japan

Thomas R. H. Havens.

February 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Society and Culture. 272 pages.

Japanese have been fervid long-distance runners for many centuries. Beginning with the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the Japanese government used athletics, especially the marathon, to continue...

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Dance Marathons

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Often thought of as entertainments paradigmatic of the Great Depression of the 1930s, dance marathons actually began as early as 1923. In the spring of that year, a thirty-two-year-old...

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Marathon, battle of

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 198 words.

fought at *Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound (sōros) covering the cremated remains

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Running, Marathon and Distance

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3140 words.

The marathon is the most prestigious running race as well as the athletic event most draped in history and myth. The first “marathon” of myth was run by a Greek messenger who...

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Marathon, battle of

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 138 words.

fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound covering the cremated remains of the Athenian dead.

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Marathon, battle of

John F. Lazenby.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 190 words.

fought at Marathon in 490 bc, probably near the surviving mound (sōros) covering the cremated remains of

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Marathon, Battle of

Peter Krentz.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 826 words.

In 490 bce, on the plain of Marathon, about twenty-five miles (forty kilometers) from Athens, the Athenians defeated the

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