Did you see Constantina Tomescu-Dita break away from the conservatively-paced pack halfway through the marathon? Did you see her run, and run, and run; setting the pace that she intended to follow, instead of being influenced by the other runners? I mean, really, did you see her run and run and run?!
Sadly for me, it was a flash in the pan; I could have watched it all day long.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1