Definition of half-marathon in English:

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A long-distance running race, strictly one of 13 miles 192 yards (21.0975 km): she travelled to Japan in January to compete in a half-marathon [as modifier]: half-marathon championships
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  • There were four races in this year's event - the full 26-mile marathon, a half-marathon, a corporate relay challenge and a fun run.
  • His plan had always been to retire from the track after Athens to concentrate on half-marathons and marathons.
  • UK Athletics said it will fund four male and four female athletes to compete at the international half-marathon in Reims, France, on 17 October.
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