distance running

long-distance running

In track and field, any foot race over 5,000 m in length. Marathons and cross-country running are also considered long-distance events. Women rarely ran in races beyond 3,000 m until the late 20th century.

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The National Distance Running Hall of Fame was established on July 11, 1998 to honor those who have contributed to the sport of distance running. It is located in Utica, New York.

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