Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.
2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan,
loved and delightful,
they were not parted in life or in death.
They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.
2 Samuel 2:18
The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Asahel was a fast runner, like one of the wild gazelles.
1 Chronicles 12:8
Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were fighting men, trained for battle, expert with shield and spear. Their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.
My days fly by faster than a runner;
they flee without seeing any good.
Their appearance is like that of horses,
and they gallop like war horses.
They attack as warriors attack;
they scale walls as men of war do.
Each goes on his own path,
and they do not change their course.
The archer will not stand his ground,
the one who is swift of foot
will not save himself,
and the one riding a horse will not save his life.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.