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ekiden

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EtymologyEdit

Japanese 駅伝

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ekiden (uncountable)

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  1. A Japanese long-distance relay race, typically on roads.
    • 2009 April 25, Joshua Robinson, “Olympic Champion Leads New Wave of Marathoners”, New York Times:
      Kenyan runners were highly sought after to anchor teams that competed in the Japanese distance relay, known as ekiden, in which 10 runners often combine to cover more than 200 kilometers.