Epitome (noun): a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
You know about Michael Phelps but do you know what made him to be able to push beyond the moment? His rituals. All Swimmers, in the beginning, thought he was insane as he used to do 2-3 session of workout. Logic says that if you get over trained then its physically implausible but it turned out that his rituals made him epitome of hard work and perseverance.]]>