A marathon is a race that takes place over a lengthy distance. A marathon in a dream represents a struggle or a continuing difficulty.
The battle will be protracted, and the body will need to be prepared long before the event. Endurance must be acquired, as well as the desire to finish the marathon. Few people choose to put themselves through the rigours of marathon training. Thus, whether the dreamer was only a spectator or one of the competitors, viewing a marathon event could signify a variety of things in a dream.
If the dreamer is one of the marathon runners, it could imply that the moment he has been waiting for has arrived. Was he sure of himself in the dream and eager to race? Or did he seem a little befuddled and out of place? A sense of perplexity could indicate that the dreamer is being forewarned of an impending conflict, perhaps a lengthy and arduous one. If the dreamer feels confident, the dream reinforces his readiness and willingness to begin a long-awaited endeavour.
A marathon participant usually enters for the satisfaction of completing a difficult task rather than for the financial benefit of winning the race. As an example, someone who aspires to run a marathon could be:
A person who hasn't discovered personal fulfilment in his life and is looking for it.
He has been forewarned of an upcoming issue or problem that he has been avoiding but will shortly face.
What he intends to undertake will necessitate commitment and time.
He could be seeking a romantic interest that will develop over time.
A new obstacle awaits him, one that will require time and strength for him to face.
Someone who had a dream about seeing someone else run a marathon could signify one of the following things:
The second person could be someone he knows who is about to face a major obstacle.
It's possible that the person he fantasized about is someone he likes but is out of reach.
The person he dreamed about could be in love with someone else or too preoccupied with work or a project to notice him.
The setting in which the event was placed could also have significance. A foggy or rainy day could indicate marital dissatisfaction. A clear day could indicate that there is a chance of success.
Many runners in the marathon may indicate that the dreamer must accept that his troubles or obstacles are not unique to him. The lack of participants could indicate that the dreamer is lonely and is facing life alone. Perhaps it is time to engage in some non-competitive social activities.
If you have a dream that you are unable to run a marathon, it implies that you can now attempt to achieve a goal that you wish. It indicates that you were overly ambitious and need to set your goals a little lower to reach the level you desire.
The marathon is a metaphor for putting in long hours to attain a goal. The marathon has been regarded as the greatest emblem of achievement since ancient times. Dreaming about running a marathon symbolizes that you are currently working on a project that promises glory and accomplishment.
The marathon's terrain could have a sexual meaning. The dreamer may have sexual disappointments if the landscape is tight and hilly. If the terrain has a lot of open space, the dreamer might be:
Someone who wants to be free of a commitment or responsibility.
A person is looking for a career that requires them to travel.
A person who wants to take care of himself without neglecting his responsibilities.
Some psychologists, like Sigmund Freud, believe that dreams are primarily sexual. Visions of water, short, long, steep routes, corridors, and others are common.
Still, the dreamer's associations with the objects in his dreams have a role in the interpretation. Violets in a dream, for example, could be confused with the French viol, which has no sexual connotation. However, if the dreamer associates violet with the word violates, it may have a sexual connotation.