While the Black Night from "Monty Python And the Holy Grail" ultimately met his match, you've got to admire his tenacity, fighting through the end. "It's only a scratch, I've had worse!"
A supportive group of riders, runners, and swimmers that keep on going, when all seems dismal, and the crest of that hill feels just out of reach... You come unclipped with feet to go? Your shoe come untied 1/3 of the way through your run? Your shorts start slipping around 750 yards? Have a debilitating ataxia? Well, you're not dead yet so brush it off and keep pushing!