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A cross-country footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26 miles, 385 yards).

ul′tra·mar′a·thon′er n.
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(Athletics (Track & Field)) a race on foot over a distance of more than 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 kilometres)
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(ˌʌl trəˈmær əˌθɒn, -θən)

any footrace that is longer than a marathon.
ul`tra•mar′a•thon`er, n.
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