Here's a story about a man who decided that giving up was simply not an option.
What do you do when your throttle cable snaps and your car dies just a short distance from the end of the stage in your rally car race? You climb under the hood and operate it manually while your navigator steers.
Note that it wasn't a matter of winning or losing, but a matter of giving up hope. Rally races run in stages, so he knew that if he could finish the stage, he had a chance to get the cable fixed and he was still in the race.
In other news: Rally Racing still the most hardcore kind of racing ever.