トップランナー

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  • トップランナー toppuranna-
  • トップ・ランナー toppu・ranna-

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  • noun
    first runner (in a relay race)
    • top-class runner
      • idiomatic expression
        vanguard (of a person), front line, cutting edge
        • top runner (system of benchmarking against best-in-class performance)

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          • Japanese sentence

            彼らはまもなくトップランナーに追いつくだろう。 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            They will catch up with the lead runner soon.