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pacesetter

noun
     
Related topics: Sport
pace‧set‧ter also pacemaker [countable]
1DS a person or team that is winning in a competition, and that others have to try to defeat:
That left him three strokes behind the pacesetter, Parry.
2 a person or company that is considered to be a leader in a particular area of activity:
a new company, now seen as the industry's pacesetter
3 pacemaker (2)

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