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training for a big race
a close/difficult/tough race
Marlene needs to win the last race to retain her title.
There are three main candidates in the race for the presidency.
We are losing the race to find a cure for AIDS.
The race is on to save one of the country’s most endangered species.
We always enjoy a day at the races.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race or gender.