“Hoyt first pushed Rick, who is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy, in a 1977 race and entered their first Boston Marathon in 1980 using a special racing wheelchair. They competed in a total of 32 Boston Marathon races as well as other competitions. Hoyt became famous for his commitment to including his son in the races however he could.” Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt, who pushed his son in wheelchair, dies at 80.

+ Here’s a great HBO Real Sports edition on Dick and his son.