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middle-distance

adj
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) athletics relating to or denoting races of a length between the sprints and the distance events, esp the 800 metres and the 1500 metres
n
(Art Terms) Also called: middle ground part of a painting, esp a landscape between the foreground and far distance
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Translations

middle-distance

[ˌmɪdlˈdɪstəns] CPD middle-distance race Ncarrera f de medio fondo
middle-distance runner Nmediofondista mf
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middle-distance

[ˌmɪdlˈdɪstns] adj (runner) → di mezzofondo
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It is not true that there are no true middle-distance horses.
Three of them were from Kerala (middle-distance runners Adharsh Gopi, Anumol Thampi and MD Thara), two belonged to Hyderabad (sprinter Nithya Gandhe and middle-distance runner Donthu Bhagyalakshmi) and the other from Kolkata (middle-distance runner Sashi Singh).
KATHARINE Merry sees a kindred spirit in Laura Weightman, which is why she thinks the middle-distance runner from Alnwick will be inspired by losing her lottery funding.
However, persistent hip problems and the desire to stay fit saw the would-be medic discover a talent for middle-distance running.
Michael Morrow, from Forest Hall, Newcastle, will join Team GB in the European Championships Middle-Distance Triathlon in Italy next month after qualifying with a time he achieved while in recovery.
Powell, in his ninth year as the men's distance coach, had 19 entries in the NCAA West Preliminary meet and advanced 11 men's distance and middle-distance runners into the NCAA championships, seven more than any program in the country.
For middle-distance starlet Chelsea Jarvis has been shortlisted to run for Team GB at the World Youth Games in Ukraine next month.
Results showed 61% of National Hunt horses are staying-type, 35% are middle-distance and the remaining 4% are sprint horses.
Hoy has spoken of his pride in the elderly relative - a champion middle-distance runner.
Impressive to look at, she is bred to be a middle-distance type next season and ought to relish the Sandown hill.
Summary: The Government has been urged to approach spending cuts like a middle-distance runner rather than a sprinter.
It's the social event of the season at Newmarket where the middle-distance races should provide the highlights