If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just to finish the race -- it's up to you.
Dave Scott (born January 4, 1954) is a successful US triathlete. He won the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii six times in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987. Only his hardest rival Mark Allen managed to match these six titles eight years later. Scott is also referred to as "The Man". Dave Scott came out of 'retirement' in 1994 at age 40 to take second place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, very nearly winning for a record-breaking seventh time. In 1996 at age 42, he returned again to place 5th.