Reference Entry

marathon

Edited by Russ Willey

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Published by Chambers Harrap Publishers

Published in print January 2009 |
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199916214

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

Reference Entry.  59 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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