[Ads-l] Antedating of "Ultramarathon"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 22 16:38:40 EST 2022

ultramarathon (OED 1977)

1964 Asbury Park Press 11 Oct. 52/1 (Newspapers.com)  In one ultra-marathon he won a race which started in Istanbul ... and finished in Bombay.

1967 Philadelphia Inquirer 14 Aug. 23/2 (Newspapers.com)  Tom Osler ... won the ultra-marathon race of the Middle Atlantic Road Runners Club.

Fred Shapiro

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