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Noun (futsuumeishi)
top runner (system of benchmarking against best-in-class performance)vorderster Läufer, erstklassiger Läufer

Example sentences
彼らはまもなくトップランナーに追いつくだろう。Parts: 彼ら (かれら), 間もなく (まもなく), トップランナー (トップ・ランナー), 追いつく (おいつく), だろう (だろ)They will catch up with the lead runner soon.

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