Definition of Long-distance runner
1. Noun. Someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons).
Generic synonyms: Runner
Derivative terms: Marathon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Long-distance Runner
Literary usage of Long-distance runner
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Law of Births and Deaths. by Charles Edward Pell (1921)
"The sprint- runner is generally of a more highly strung type than the long-distance runner. The difference in the constitutional organisation required for ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"In November, 1878, this was won by W. Corkey of Bethnal Green, a long-distance runner, ... George Hazael, a famous long-distance runner, was second, ..."
3. African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American by Theodore Roosevelt (1910)
"My sais, Simba, an excellent long-distance runner, was sent straight to camp to get ' Heller and pilot him back to the dead giraffes. ..."
4. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"In traversing long distances they leap and bound like deer. " Deerfoot," the famous Indian long-distance runner, died on the Catta- ..."
5. Athletics and Mathematics in Archaic Corinth: The Origins of the Greek Stadion by David Gilman Romano (1993)
"... in the great courtyard of the temple.3 He is also known as a long distance runner and praises himself for his speed and ance in running a round trip, ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... he may run the middle distances—that is, from a quarter to a half mile ; or he may be a long-distance runner, with distances from a mile upwards. ..."
7. The Book of School and College Sports by Ralph Henry Barbour (1904)
"TRACK ATHLETICS I. Sprinting The sprinter and the long-distance runner are as widely apart in make-up as the polc-vaulter and the shot-putter. ..."