Competing in - and winning - the Le Mans 24 Hours truly explores the very definition of the word "endurance".
Drivers must endure interrupted, sparse sleep patterns to persist around the La Sarthe circuit with hawk-like focus. Mechanics must endure a diet of coffee and chocolate bars and make any ad-hoc fixes to cars - which, itself, must endure an entire day of uninterrupted running and lashings of punishment from the rotating cast of drivers piloting it.
In 1988, Jaguar's XJR-9 endured. Throughout the dying stages of the 56th edition of the race, the gearbox was on the precipice of shaking itself to pieces. Undeterred, Jan Lammers wrestled his ailing car across the line - just under half-a-lap clear of the #17 Porsche 962C - to the delight of the British fans, who had made the pilgrimage across the Channel to deprive themselves of sleep.