Emetic was the fastest sprinter there that day; a sprinter, not a stayer.
Withrow, hearing this, was off like a sprinter who hears the signal.
Like a sprinter his volition was fixed on a goal, beyond which lay collapse.
I was like a sprinter that breasts the tape, only to be carried fainting from the field.
Then he rose, crouchingly, next made a sprinter's start and bolted.