Name one, and the mountain it was invented on
Omei, Kun lun, Wu Dang, Tian San, Olympus, Masada, Sparta.
Running (distance): few physical endeavours require the mental fortitude to push the body mile after mile, lungs burning, heart racing the same way that distance running does
The difference is if a runner loses, he didn't get a medal, but a professional fighter or body guard who trains just as hard loses more than that. A runner conquers only himself, but a fighter has to conquer both himself and another fighter.
As for cooking- that is an art. Learning the complex interelationship between foods, in taste, colour, and texture to create new and exciting experiences for the palate requires years of dedication, practice and knowledge
In the old days a martial artist in China has to be a herbalist, calligrapher and optionally a good cook. I managed only to master the last one.
I'll rather be happy than right, anytime.