Sporting Life

Runners prove there's no finish line to decency

It's the oldest, simplest rule of sport. Finish the match, last the distance, complete the challenge. Finish the race and cross the line even if you're hurt, drained, cramping, crying.

Because to finish is the first victory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2019, with the headline 'Runners prove there's no finish line to decency'. Print Edition | Subscribe