Sunday May 13, 2007

Team Hoyt - Highly Motivational

216 Triathlons, 6 Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in succession), 20 Duathlons, 65 Marathons, 25 Boston Marathons and many more races. 2:40:47 PR on Marathon and 1:21:12 PR on Half Marathon and many more records. This is Team Hoyt - a father-and-son (Dick and Rick) team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races.

This, by all standards, is extreme perseverance. And all the more so because Rick Hoyt was born disabled and suffers from cerebral palsy. Dick carries him in a special seat up front as they bike, pulls him in a special boat as they swim, and pushes him in a special wheelchair as they run. And Dick learned swimming and rode bike for the first time after he was 6 years old. All this because Rick, at the age of 13, mentioned he didn't feel handicapped when they jointly participated in a local 5-mile benefit run.

Read their highly motivating and encouraging story.

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