i was listening to a story on This American Life about having slim chances, but beating the odds. And probably the shortest story in the segment, Ira mentions last years Kentucky Derby race about the underdog of horses, who was in last place... by a lot! And then suddenly, before the announcer could even really catch up with the horse, Mine That Bird races past every other horse and wins by a long stretch! I just had to see it myself.
See the original race here. It starts at about 3:34. It's nice to hear the announcer's surprise. Or just watch the overhead replay below. Maybe it will inspire you too.