For these young boys who had been exercising since the age of five or six, running was not too difficult, but long-distance running was still a significant test for them.
Su Hao estimated that one lap around the training field was 1500 meters, and running twenty laps meant running thirty kilometers, which was not a task that an ordinary person could accomplish.
When Su Hao reached the fifth lap, some students who had slowed down were eliminated.
When Su Hao reached the eighth lap, some students were exhausted and eliminated.
When Su Hao reached the tenth lap, some students began to give up, cursing and lying down, and were eliminated.
When Su Hao reached the twelfth lap, about 80 people had been eliminated, including Su Hao’s new roommate, Hua Wanli.
As time went on, the number of eliminations continued to increase.
At this point, Su Hao observed that Fatty and He Qingqing were already struggling.
By the fifteenth lap, the line had stretched indefinitely, with each person panting heavily, almost reaching their limit. At this point, one hundred participants had already been eliminated.
Jin Dayan was leading the race.
His face was red, and he was panting heavily, but don’t be fooled by his appearance. In fact, he still had a lot of energy. According to his observation, except for a few people who couldn’t tell their depth, most people were already close to their limit. In other words, winning first place this time was almost a sure thing.
“Huh?” Jin Dayan suddenly saw a familiar figure. Wasn’t it the kid he encountered at the restaurant that day? How come he looked so relaxed, without even taking a few heavy breaths! Could it be an act?
Jin Dayan furrowed his brow and observed for a while, but couldn’t figure out anything. He calculated the distance: “The other person is half a lap behind me, with five laps left. Regardless, he can’t catch up to me!”
Feeling confident, Jin Dayan stopped paying attention to others and focused on running.
After Su Hao passed the fifteenth lap, he noticed something. Once they completed more than fifteen laps, even if they reached their limit and were exhausted, they wouldn’t be eliminated. Instead, those who gave up before reaching their limit were eliminated.
With this knowledge in mind, Su Hao approached He Qingqing and said, “Qingqing, as long as you have a bit of strength left, keep running, trust me.”
Then, he slowed down and went to Fatty’s side, repeating the same words he said to He Qingqing.
By this point, Fatty could no longer respond to Su Hao. He was running forward like a walking dead, not knowing who he was, where he was, or what he was doing. All he knew was that he had to keep running, or he would never be able to lift his head and would remain a coward for life. Seeing this, Su Hao felt slightly relieved. His biggest fear was that Fatty would suddenly give up due to exhaustion, which would be a waste of all their previous efforts.
He carefully observed the state of the people on the field and nodded silently.
Indeed, these warriors who had been training since childhood were strong, and there were many strong individuals among them. Being eliminated only meant that they were too weak.
At least a hundred people on the field were still maintaining a relatively stable running state, and some of the front-runners were even more exaggerated. Their faces were slightly red, breathing heavily, but there was hardly any sweat.
By the time Su Hao ran his eighteenth lap, 118 people had already been eliminated, but Jin Datong still hadn’t called it quits.
Suddenly, Fatty stumbled and fell forward, losing consciousness before even hitting the ground
Su Hao, with quick reflexes, reached out and caught Fatty, then gently placed him on the ground, not wasting a moment before continuing to run.
This action immediately caught Jin Datong’s attention.
Jin Datong’s gaze followed Su Hao, furrowing his brows. He pondered to himself, “Who is this freak? Among over five hundred people, everyone is panting and sweating, yet this kid not only isn’t sweating, but doesn’t even seem out of breath. Is he faking it?”
After thinking for a moment, Jin Datong decided to test Su Hao’s foundation. He loudly declared, “Let’s play a game now. Whoever reaches first place will be rewarded with ten gold coins!”
Jin Datong looked at Jin Dayan, who was leading the race, calculating the distance. He smugly thought to himself, “These ten gold coins have sufficient allure for everyone, but with less than two laps remaining, it’s impossible for anyone to surpass my idiot younger brother Jin Dayan. Once he gets first place, I can justify bilking on these ten gold coin, hahaha!”
Everyone heard these words.
The eight teachers behind him looked at Jin Datong in astonishment, wondering why they had never heard Jin Datong be so generous before. Usually, the reward was only one gold coin.
The students in the audience’s eyes lit up as they heard the conditions being offered, as if an infinite amount of strength surged within them.
Those with remaining energy began to accelerate, while those who had none could only regretfully miss out.
As soon as the words were spoken, He Qingqing fell forward, and Su Hao caught her and placed her on the ground. Although He Qingqing was conscious, she was dazed and gasping for air, unable to speak.
Ten gold coins, according to Su Hao’s calculations, had nearly a hundred thousand purchasing power, which was a significant amount of money.
And he needed money!
So, Su Hao turned on the switch.
“The ten gold coins are mine. No one can compete with me!”
Su Hao stimulated all his strength, suddenly bursting forth with an increasing speed. He surpassed one student after another, using a peak state of speed.
The students who were overtaken stood there dumbfounded, many of them forgetting about running and giving up. They foolishly watched Su Hao’s increasingly fast figure.
“Who is this person?”
This was the question that surfaced in everyone’s minds.
Jin Dayan, who was in the lead, also clenched his teeth and accelerated. He also heard his older brother Jin Datong’s words, and ten gold coins were not a small amount for him. It would be enough for him to exchange for a more stylish armor.
He still had a lot of energy left. He was determined to secure first place.
Just as he was full of confidence, a figure shot past him. He was momentarily stunned.
“What is this?”
Looking closely, it turned out to be a running figure. The person appeared to be younger than him, and their speed was unattainable for him.
Instantly, his heart was overcome with intense disbelief: “How is this possible!”
His defenses shattered, his face full of unwillingness. His speed gradually slowed down and stopped on the side, watching Su Hao go further away.
Because there was no longer any meaning in continuing to run.
Thus, a magical scene unfolded in the martial arts practice field as all the students stood still, watching Su Hao run farther and farther away.He has already reached the level of an advanced elite warrior, and with one more step, he will become a master warrior.
He is not in a hurry to advance to the level of a master warrior for three reasons. First, although he is an advanced elite warrior, he is still in the stage of growing his body and has not yet reached his peak. As he gets older and stronger, he will be able to advance further.
Second, he still has a lot of foundational knowledge that he hasn’t learned. If he advances to the level of a master warrior without a solid knowledge base, it will leave many hidden dangers in his understanding of the subject, just like studying mathematics. If you don’t build a strong foundation in middle school, even if you manage to pass high school, it will be in vain.
Third, the Warrior Academy has a rule that once you advance to the level of a master warrior, regardless of age, you need to graduate from the Warrior Academy.
So he has given himself a year to adapt and learn. After a year, he will assess the situation and make every effort to advance to the level of a master warrior.
Another month later, he entered the next learning stage – the theory and maintenance of weapons and armor.
Practical learning of the theory was fast, and a few days later, he began to learn the basics of using various weapons. Learning these skills required patience and practice.
Mastering the basics is actually quite simple, the difficult part is being able to apply these skills in various situations to solve problems.
And this is where one’s personal talent truly shines. The so-called geniuses can use basic skills to create all sorts of incredible moves. There’s nothing they can’t do.
On the other hand, most people can only follow the teacher’s instructions and use the skills in a rigid manner.
That’s why in the first two months, when everyone was learning the basics, their skill levels were similar. But after learning the basics of weapon usage and starting to engage in combat, the geniuses and the mediocre ones immediately stood out.
In the training ground, after assigning tasks, the eight teachers gathered together to chat.
“Old Liu, how is Wu Xiangwu in your class?” The class teacher from Class Four approached Bald Liu and asked.
The class teacher from Class Four was named Mo Fenghua, a young man with an oil-slicked hair and a sharp face.
After Mo Fenghua asked, all the teachers” attention immediately shifted to Bald Liu.
Indeed, the focus of the teachers was always on that brightest star. As for the tail-enders, they would only be noticed in comics and novels.
The two scars on Bald Liu’s face squeezed together, revealing an unattractive smile. “It’s unbelievable, there’s such a genius in the world.”
The class teacher from Class Three, a beautiful woman named Feng Man’er, with a teardrop mole below her eye, made her look charming. She opened her small mouth and said, “If he can get such an evaluation from Old Liu, it seems he’s quite extraordinary!”
The other teachers nodded in agreement.
At this moment, Liu said seriously, “He really is a genius, a genius that I’ve never seen before. I don’t know how to describe the feeling he gives me. It seems like there’s nothing he can’t do in this world, and so far, I haven’t seen anything that can challenge him…”
The teacher spoke earnestly, “If he can grow smoothly, give him another twenty years, and he will definitely be able to reach the apex as a legendary ancestral warrior.”
The class teacher from Class One, a woman with a cold and stern appearance named Tao of Water, raised her eyebrow in doubt. “Liu, are you sure you’re not mistaken?”
Bald Liu laughed. “Let’s wait and see! Let’s see how he develops in the next few years. But during these years, please pay extra attention, and help take care of him.”
“All right, all right!”
After a moment, the topic shifted, and Feng Man’er turned to Tao of Water and asked, “Taozi, isn’t there someone named Jin Dayan in your class? Isn’t he Jin Datong’s younger brother? I heard he’s also an extraordinary genius.”
When Jin Dayan was mentioned, a smile appeared on Tao of Water’s face. “Indeed, the Jin family’s bloodline is truly extraordinary. Combined with his own efforts, his future is limitless. It’s hard to say if he can reach the highest level. There’s also another one named Mo Xin, the pride of the Mo family. His talent is truly exceptional.”
Feng Man’er, the tearful beauty, looked envious. “Ah, I envy you. You have two exceptional geniuses in your class, while our Class Three seems to be lacking in talent.”When Su Hao was running the last lap, he found that everyone had stopped running. Furthermore, the students he passed by were making way for him, resembling a scene from a school sports meet.
“What’s going on?” Su Hao was a little confused for a moment, but he didn’t care about it. It was the last lap, and he had his eyes set on the prize of ten gold yuan.
He wasn’t interested in money. In his previous life, he almost had endless amounts of money.
But now he was poor and didn’t have the qualifications to be uninterested in money. Until he earned enough money, he would maintain a high-earning attitude.
Su Hao maintained a high speed and quickly arrived at the starting point, completing twenty laps.
Then, he calmly jumped onto the podium, walked up to Jin Datong, and extended his hand, saying, “Teacher Jin, I came in first place. Ten gold yuan, thank you.”
Jin Datong’s mouth twitched. He didn’t have any money on him. He turned to the eight teachers behind him for help, but all eight of them subtly turned their heads, pretending not to see.
Jin Datong coughed awkwardly and said, “Uh, very well, what’s your name?”
“I’m Wu Xiangwu.”
Jin Datong quickly adjusted himself and said with a serious and dignified expression, “Very good, Wu Xiangwu, I’ll remember you. Well done.”
Su Hao reached out again and said, “Teacher Jin, where’s my ten gold yuan?”
Jin Datong could hardly hold back his face. He couldn’t believe this guy had the audacity to ask twice, his face was even thicker than his.
He had planned on adding some money at the last moment.
In his opinion, his younger brother Jin Dayan would definitely come in first place, and then he could avoid paying this money.
But he didn’t expect a lunatic to appear out of nowhere and leave everyone dumbfounded. It seemed that these ten gold yuan were destined to be given to him.
Jin Dayan, his foolish younger brother!
After collecting himself, Jin Datong said, “Wu Xiangwu, don’t worry, the ten gold yuan will definitely be given to you. I will personally hand it to you in front of everyone tomorrow. I keep my word!”
Su Hao frowned. When it came to money, if it was delayed, various uncertain factors would arise, and the probability of it going up in smoke would become high. If Jin Datong were to hide tomorrow, where would he find someone to help him?
So, under everyone’s gaze, Su Hao took out a piece of paper and a pen from his pocket and started writing on the ground.
Curiously, Jin Datong asked, “Wu Xiangwu, what are you writing?”
“A promissory note!”
Jin Datong’s face instantly turned green. As the young master Jin, when had he ever been treated like this?
The eight teachers couldn’t hold back anymore and burst into laughter.