Hugi, with whom Thialfi contended in running, was Thought, and it was impossible for Thialfi to keep pace with that.
There the goal was fixed, and Thialfi and Hugi started off together.
Then they ran the second heat, and when Hugi reached the goal, Thialfi was three quarters of the way thither.
Next Thiolfi presented himself to run a race, and the king brought out a young man named Hugi to run with him.
In the second trial, Thjalfi was a full bow-shot from the boundary when Hugi arrived at it.
Hugi, with whom Thiolfi was running, was Thought, and not the swiftest runner can keep pace with that.
Thialfi is the swiftest of mortal runners; but the slender lad, Hugi, was my thought; and what speed can ever equal his?
They followed him out to the plain where Hugi, whose name means "thought," was ready to race with young Thialfi.
The King called on one named Hugi and placed him against Thialfi.
In the first run Hugi came in so far ahead that when he reached the goal he turned about and went back to meet Thialfi.