To make a sports metaphor, we could say that Sprints are like individual football (soccer) games, and that the ultimate goal is similar to reaching the top of the league. At the end of each game, the team has a clear idea of their performance and how they are progressing in the league. Removing Sprints would be like removing the football match instances and turning them into one single match that you would play for months.
Picture: Lonely football / soccer ball
Picture credits: Pixabay