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Rick and Dick Hoyt – Inspirational Father-Son Story

My friend Josh (@bostoncardiovet) posted a link to a video compilation of Dick and Rick Hoyt competing in an Ironman Triathlon last night, and after a bit of poking around, I came across the one that I’ve posted below. If you’re not familiar with their story, Rick has cerebral palsy, and Dick, his father, has taken him through 234 Triathlons, 21 Duathlons, and 67 Marathons (including 27 Boston Marathons – stats from Wikipedia). The video posted below tells their inspirational story:

For more information about Dick and Rick Hoyt, and to learn about their charitable activites “to help those who are physically disabled become active members of the communit,” visit the Team Hoyt webpage.

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  1. SisterMaryAgnes says:

    I am so glad you posted about them! Our kids have been down a couple of times to run their race–it was a wonderful experience for our kids to meet Rick and Dick. I also highly recommend their book. It was very inspirational and I enjoyed reading it.

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