It was after school. The teachers gave them permission to hold the
race. Students from every grade came to watch, even the teachers.
Jennifer went and sat with her friends watching the race. There
were murmurs and bets on who would win. Daniel and Kevin were
rested, waiting for the race to start. "Let the best man win!" Said
Kevin. Daniel nodded at him. The principal rose his hand and
everyone fell quiet. Daniel and Kevin got in their racing
positions. The principal looked to Daniel, then Kevin. "On your
mark...get set....GO!" Then they ran off, at the speed of light.
Daniel was behind Kevin. His cold was getting to him. He felt
dizzy, but he couldn't stay behind, he had to go on. He sprinted
faster. He surpassed Kevin! Kevin noticed, and also sprinted. The
intensity was overwhelming. They ran ahead, and fell behind, over
and over. But Daniel couldn't handle it, he gradually fell behind.
Students screamed and cheered. The people voting for Daniel were
screaming for him to get victory. Jennifer noticed that Daniel was
falling behind. She didn't know what to do, what to say. She did
know she had to do something! Jennifer stood up from her seat.
Students around her stared at her and fell silent. She slowly
opened her mouth. Daniel felt a sudden rush. As If in all those
screams, all those cheers, he heard Jennifer's voice scream, "GO
DANIEL!" Daniel thought he was imagining it in his head, but it
still moved him. He rapidly grew faster and was catching up to
Kevin. The two were nearing the finish line. Students held their
mouths wide open. Kevin was still in the lead, but Daniel was
behind coming at a fast pace. Even though he was behind, there was
still a chance he could win at the speed he was going at. The
crowd's screams grew louder. The intense finish was nearing. The
magnificent race was ending. Daniel and Kevin, both going rapid.
Kevin was very close to the finish. He though he was about to win!
Daniel surpasses him, he won the race! The two stood there,
breathing rapidly. Jennifer ran up to Daniel. "You did it!" She
yelled, wrapping her arms around him. Daniel gave Jennifer a slight
smile, hugging her back. The race was over, and Daniel had won.
Students came down cheering and smiling. Kevin grinned at Daniel
giving him a thumbs-up and walked away. Daniel was breathing very
hard, he felt very dizzy. Daniel fell on the ground and fainted.
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