This reminds of something I heard a billion years ago when I was getting certified as a trainer. The instructor mentioned a survey of a bunch of Olympic hopefuls who were asked if they'd want a guaranteed Olympic gold medal, but in exchange, they'd drop dead 20 years later. I think something like 30 or 40% said they'd take that deal.
I guess there's a bit of a difference, a pro or already-top level athlete being offered something like that, compared to recreational athletes and average Joes. Priorities and all that.