This video is one of the most inspirational stories I have seen. It’s about the love between a father and son–Dick and Rick Hoyt. In the late 70’s, Rick–a quadriplegic–dreamed of running a race. He shared his dream with his father and through the use of a specialized computer, asked him to help him accomplish it. Though Dick, was out of shape and had never run a race, he wanted Rick to experience a normal life and have the opportunity to pursue his dreams. The two, affectionately known as Team Hoyt, took on the challenge and nearly thirty years after running their first marathon, completed 984 events including the Ironman, shown in this video. If you need a little fuel to put in your dream tank, watch this video and be inspired.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DICK AND RICK HOYT!
2008 Triathlete Hall of Fame Inductees