It's marathon day at Tomoeda grade school. Having endured grueling
practices in which Syaoran and Sakura did very well and Meiling
suffered the pain of not knowing how to run long distances, the trio
is now prepared and trained to go the distance. Tomoyo has prepared
her camera and plans to tape the class' race.
From the outset, all three are leading the race and going
strongly. They round a corner and pass Tomoyo, who is busily taping
the race. Seeing Yukito and Touya, Sakura and Syaoran increase their
speed greatly in an attempt to show off for Yukito. As the race
progresses, Sakura notices they haven't seen any other people in a
while. Meanwhile Kero and Tomoyo have lost all sight of the three
The terrain begins to look remarkably familiar to Sakura and as
she comments on it, they run into Tomoyo again… on the same corner
they first passed her. The surprise causes Meiling to trip and injure
her ankle. Tomoyo tells them the rest of the rest has already passed
them and so there is no teacher to come and help Meiling to the finish
line. Syaoran and Sakura begin to feel the presence of a Clow Card.
When the call Kero-chan on the phone he tells them the card is The
Loop. They must find the spot where the loop connects and break the
connection. They can tell the spot because it will look out of the
Sakura discovers a glowing red line where the scenery doesn't
match and determines this to be the connection. The sight of
Syaoran's sword reminds her of The Sword card, which she summons.
Both she and Syaoran seem to cut the link at the same time, but after
the card is changed back it is awarded to Sakura.
The Card's Power:
To create loops in things, such as in the physical world to trap
people on the same street.
Appearances and Uses in Other Episodes (up to ep. 27)