Everyone brought their A-game.
This one had a title to defend.
He was favored to win.
This poor guy didn’t stand a chance.
It was a close one.
Photo finish! The cat won by a paw.
Does your race feel like running in circles sometimes? Mine does. I tend to come back to the same things. “Didn’t we learn this one already? How did I get back here?” Let’s keep running, Friend. We may not look as graceful as these guys accompanied by organ music, but by His grace and with His help, our feeble legs will cross the finish line.
“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. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-3