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endurance

noun
     
en‧dur‧ance [uncountable]
the ability to continue doing something difficult or painful over a long period of time
She was pushed beyond her powers of endurance.
The marathon is a test of endurance.
endurance sports/training (=designed to test or improve your endurance)

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