To outrun, especially in a long-distance race.
To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance: a sales force that outdistanced its competitors in volume sold.
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.