Those were the words of the apostle Paul...someone very familiar with the Olympic games in his time. He often used Olympic language to get his message across...it's a language we all understand these days!
We know the Olympic games will soon be over...and the gold medals a distant memory. What really matters is how we are doing in our personal marathon...the one we are running daily. Are we running in such a way as to get the prize? It is worth much more than gold...it is for eternity.