off the pace

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: behind in a race, competition, etc. The winner finished in 4 minutes, 30 seconds, and the next runner was three seconds off the pace.

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“Off the pace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20the%20pace. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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