You only won because of Newton's 1st law helped you. You were able to speed ahead with more force.
I was able to resist inertia by propelling myself through the water with the force of my arms. Race back?
But, Mike, because I have less mass and got a head start, I was able to accelerate with a constant speed and direction before you and with less mass to pull through the water. I WIN! Want to go get ice cream?!
Amanda, you only won because of Newton's 2nd law and a head start.
Don't crash, Mike!
Because according to Newton's 3rd law...
I know Amanda. If I crash my car into something with a force it will react with an equal but opposite force. And may force us to fly out the convertible.