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Yet another strange riddle;

What is harder to catch, the faster you run?

What is the answer?

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    $\begingroup$ Where did you find this riddle? Or did you make it up yourself? $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jan 19 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ No, my little brother asked it to me. I can't lose face! $\endgroup$ Jan 20 at 9:26
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    $\begingroup$ I see how this could be closed as too broad, but off-topic??? Literally how??? $\endgroup$
    – Egor Hans
    Feb 27 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I do not understand it much... I already have voted to reopen. Anyone who also thinks this question should not be closed, please add your vote! $\endgroup$ Feb 28 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ @EgorHans It's an off-topic close reason which essentially means "too broad": see this meta post for more explanation. $\endgroup$ Feb 28 at 9:43

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I suppose the immediate and obvious answer is

Breath

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While I prefer @Sid's answer, this is also nicely pedantic:

You are.

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What is harder to catch, the faster you run?

The rain.

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    $\begingroup$ Sometimes. If the wind is blowing from behind, there is an optimal speed - beyond a certain point, the faster you run, the more you catch. $\endgroup$ Jan 19 at 18:19
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A programming error

because

debugging while running is hard. Well, it must be hard, I haven't tried.

I thought I'd put this for fun, but after I noticed

op's username

, I think it is a bit more viable

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  • $\begingroup$ What was rot13(BC'f hfreanzr) again? $\endgroup$
    – Egor Hans
    Feb 27 at 18:27
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What is harder to catch, the faster you run?

[A Cold.]

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  • $\begingroup$ There's a better synonym here that doesn't sound like an illness. $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    Jan 19 at 22:30
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    $\begingroup$ Why? I don't see the connection here. $\endgroup$
    – bobble
    Jan 20 at 5:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Joshua Yeah, 'A Chill' would have been much better, unsure if it's legit to change for synonyms... $\endgroup$
    – Joe
    Jan 20 at 19:00
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Another viable answer:

Thrown objects, such as a ball.

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