I run, not to medal, but for several reasons spiritually. I run to take care of God's temple (my body) which he has given me temporarily while I'm here on Earth. I run to release myself from daily stresses and take in anything God may want to tell me. I run and pray. When I run in a group, I run to share encouragement. There are so many prizes with running.
In this verse, God had the author use running and the prize as our life and living for salvation in Jesus. He is the ulitmate prize to everlasting life. Amen!