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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
marathon /'mærəθən/
  • danh từ
    • (thể dục,thể thao) cuộc chạy đua maratông ((cũng) marathon race)
    • marathon teach-in
      • một cuộc hội thảo trường k
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 a long running race of about 42 kilometres or 26 miles: the London marathon + to run a marathon
2 an activity or a piece of work that lasts a long time and requires a lot of effort and patience: My job interview was a real marathon.
ORIGIN From the story that in ancient Greece a messenger ran from Marathon to Athens (22 miles) with the news of a victory over the Persians.
marathon adjective [only before noun]: a marathon journey lasting 56 hours + a marathon legal battle
Collocation Dictionary

1 long race


half, full


prepare for, train for | compete in, run, take part in | complete, finish | win


champion, runner | racing, running
He says that he keeps fit by marathon running.

2 long activity


12-hour, 700-mile, etc. | car, cycling, etc.


journey, walk | effort | match, race
a marathon five-set tennis match

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