We began "Extraordinary Comebacks" (vol 1) with the story of Sir Edmund Hillary. Everyone knows he was first to climb Mount Everest; few know he failed on his first attempt, but made it on the second.
(Hillary Clinton, a great comeback story on her own, was named for him.)
So much of life requires that "second effort." A second effort is sometimes all that separates the victor from the also rans.
Now we come across this incredible story:
Woman sets Everest record - chicagotribune.comk