Zak Marathon was an average boy of 12. He studied in Shining Star Intl. He had an elder sister. Both his parents were doctors. They had a maid who attended to all their needs. She was as fat as a hippo.
Richie Rowan was the school bully. He stole other childrens' lunch money and he beat them up if they refused to give any.He swam like a dolphin. He ran as quick as a cheetah, but the thing Zak hated most about him was that Rowan was very proud. He was as proud as a peacock. A few days ago Rowan had challenged him to a race after school. Zak at once understood why Rowan had challenged him. He, Zak, was the fastest runner in the school. But he wasn't a proud peacock about it. Rowan thought he could defeat him. Then the whole school would know it and Rowan would be prouder. Zak accepted.
"Hi! You look as pale as a ghost." his best friend, Albus, greeted him as he entered the park where the race was going to take place in a few minutes. He drank a glass of water which Albus offered him. The water was as cold as ice.
The race began. Zak ran as fast as he could. Rowan ran like a a cheetah and was soon ahead of Zak. "Rowan! Rowan!" The audience (Almost all the students in school) cheered. "No!" Thought Zak, "I can't let him win! If he's a cheetah, I'm a rocket!" There was an immediate increase in Zak's speed. And then, before he knew it, he had crossed the Finishing Line. He had won! He was as happy as a lark! He could hear Albus and the others congratulating him. He saw Rowan kick a stone like a mule. But he didn't care. He had finally won!