How many times do people on this board have to be told, YOU CAN'T BEAT DAMPE. He always beats you by three seconds, but if you beat the running man you can win a hookshot. This is useful in getting you across the gap at the end of Dampe's race quickly, though it will only get you a better time.
Clearly you must not have noticed the sticky. It's okay, everybody always ignores it:
Can you beat him?
No. You CANNOT Beat him no matter what time you get. EVEN GETTING A TIME OF 0:00 DOES NOT BEAT DAMPE Nintendo themselves have stated Dampe as impossible to beat. What further proof do you need?