To the Hoyts

“The father-and-son team began running races in 1977, competing in more than 1,000 marathons, duathlons and triathlons, according to the Team Hoyt website. In a custom racing chair, Rick — who had cerebral palsy that left him a quadriplegic — told his father that running in the race made him feel like his disability disappeared.” Rick Hoyt, the man whose father pushed him in a wheelchair for 32 years in the Boston Marathon, has died at the age of 61.

+ The story of the Hoyt father and son duo is like no other, an no one told it better than Real Sports. Here’s a segment well worth your time. Team Hoyt’s Inspirational Story.

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