Not making the same point, but instead providing another different example:
Perdita Felicien, a 100m hurdler, possibly the event most reliant upon good hamstrings:
"The weeks of training and racing after nationals were right on track, but unfortunately three weeks ago I picked up a hamstring niggle. Ugh, the timing stunk and really bummed me out. The setback meant I had to stop sprinting and hurdling.
I pulled out of meets to stay on the cautious side, as my leg was responding rapidly to treatment but not at a pace fast enough for me. As each day passed I felt more anxious and like the sand was falling through the hour glass much too quickly.
When I realized my situation, I decided that three weeks wouldn't compromise my attitude about Korea or my year of hard work. It's not the way you ever want to show up to a major games, but fierce competitors don't back down when things are tough, uncomfortable or unfamiliar.
Ten years of championship pedigree doesn't go away in three weeks, nor does the desire and delight of representing the Maple Leaf."
Her words, not mine.
Yet another woman with more balls--more COURAGE--than Christopher what's-his-name.
Perdita Felicien, indoor and outdoor WORLD CHAMPION.