History of the friendly rivalry
The first race of the two superheroes took place in 1967 in Superman#199. Most of the races between this dynamic duo have been for the purpose of charity. Some races have ended up in a tie, and some were won easily by Flash (either Wally West or Barry Allen). The races started in comics but continued in other media as well. The race for establishing the fastest superhero is a recurring event.
The latest race between the superheroes
Superman: Up in the Sky #4 has the Man of Steel racing against the Fastest Man Alive and this time we get to see a clear winner. Who won this battle of speed? Read on if you want to find out. A word of caution though – spoilers ahead. The race consists of ten laps around the world for charity. Lex Luthor, present at the race, observes that Superman won’t be able to win the way the race is going and devises a plot to change public perception about Superman. He tells the charity that he will donate a billion dollars to them only if Superman beats Flash. This conversation is overheard by Superman who then gives the race his all so that the foundation is not deprived of the money. Who wins? Let’s just say win Lex has to donate what he promised to.
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