You passed eight runners and no one passed you.
The finals was ran, the full marathon distance was won. Another milo marathon story unfolded. Two hundred thirty seven finalists braved themselves running the distance to carve their names unto the pages of the premiere running event in the country. This is the 33rd Milo Marathon Finals. This is one of the many stories.
you're on the gallery, witness some of the events here.
This notion of excellence was ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfillment of purpose. You relied on the act of living up to one's full potential. You showed the courage and strength in the face of adversity. And it was what people aspired to. You showed superiority, you denoted nobility, you showed excellence.
That was arete; unleashing the champion within by being the best that you can be.