Antonyms for runners-up

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The others began chorusing their congratulations at once, looking no more convincing than the runners-up in any beauty contest.

Taken objectively there isn't that much difference between myself and the ten runners-up.

As was expected, Buller's easily beat all the outhouses, with Claremont's house as runners-up.