Inspiration For Your Day

Big Love, Big Life, Huge Faith

To think how petty we are to complain about the tiniest things that happen to us on a day to day basis. This is a true story! The son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says ‘Yes’.

They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘Yes’ to his son’s request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father said ‘Yes’ too.

For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together. View this race at….. NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO:

Dick and Rick Hoyt.  Through Christ All Things Are Possible.

 

Team Hoyt began in 1977, when 15-year-old Rick, who was paralyzed at birth due to oxygen deprivation, told his dad he wanted to participate in a 5-mile run to benefit a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed.  Together they ran thousands of marathons and triathlons as well as competing in 6 Ironman competitions.  In 2016, the then 75 yr old, Dick Hoyt, handled the baton to Bill Lyons who runs with the now 55 yr old Rick, today.

 

 

 

 

5 comments

  1. Oh I love this team! They are both so inspiring. I have followed their story for sometime. My son was paralyzed at the age of 15 months due to a car accident. My husband has also become partners with our son, playing sledge hockey. He was his pusher on the ice. Now they travel to play power wheelchair hockey in Canada and the US. The bond is strong. Fathers are truly special~

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