How about Meb Keflezighi’s 42KM stunner in Boston?
“totally, totally inspirational”… His PR ten years later as a 38+ year old marathoner says a lot about willpower and training.
To quote another 118th Boston Marathon runner and Wall Street Journal reporter: “To run a marathon is to tempt fate, to wink and grin at death and whisper. ‘Catch me if you can’. Then we put one foot in front of the other roughly 40,000 times, and somehow the mundane becomes magical…”