runner-up finish

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Noun1.runner-up finish - a finish in second place (as in a race)
finish - designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"
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The runner-up finish gives Dixon a chance with five races remaining this season.
He passed, he ran, and maybe most impressively, led his teams to two Gray Cups and one runner-up finish. His current job: Football Analyst for The Sports Network.
He also has two runner-up finishes and a bronze medal on the Tour.