The Unbearable Heartbreak of Coming Close

June 15th, 2017 · 7 mins 34 secs

About this Episode

What can you learn about life from a car race and a basketball game? Turns out quite a bit.

After 23 hours and 57 minutes of the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota Gazoo Racing had reason to feel good about their chances of winning the legendary car race. They had been a contender throughout and led it, decisively, for the final four hours. Then, with just a couple of laps to go, their leading No. 5 car inexplicably...

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