Here's an interesting post about the idea of finishing and a reminder that the point isn't always to finish first. Many times, simply finishing is an accomplishment in itself.
As you lead, sometimes you'll need to help your team finish first. And sometimes, it will be monumental to get your team to finish at all.
Even if no red lanterns are given out, rest assured that what you learn by finishing and what you gain by crossing a finish line - no matter how long it takes - will prove valuable as you continue to travel your leadership journey.
Completion can be its own reward.