Tom didn’t have to prove anything, at least no one thought so except him. Winning the marathon by acting to shove his last opponent to the side was unacceptable. Tom could easily have won by just finishing. As Tom broke the line tape, surging forward, the second in line managed to sustain the pace close behind him. He did survive the last few feet to win, until Tom shoved him. Both men had the love of winning, but Tom’s face turned scarlet as his opponent was cheered and Tom was booed.