- Team Hoyt loves to race
-Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts
- Since 1975 who together compete just about continuously in running cycling swimming crossing 1000 finish lines
- 64 marathon races.
- 204 10 K runs
- 206 triathlons
- 6 of these triathlon were at Iron Man distance
- Iron Man id almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming
- Together they have climbed mountains
- Once trekked 45 days across America — 3,735 miles.
- Only half of team Hoyt can run
- Rick the son can’t walk or talk.
- For the past twenty seven years or more Dick, who is 66, has pushed and pulled his son across the country and over hundreds of finish lines.
- When Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing.
- When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike.
- When Dick swims, Rick is in a small boat being pulled by Dick.
- At Rick’s birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain.
- Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child’s development.
- Rick uses a computer with his head
- Graduated from HS
- Graduated from college with a degree in special education.
- At 15 Rick wanted to run so they enrolled in a 5 mile benefit run
- Dick never ran before
- Using a 3 wheeled wheel-chair
- Rick depends on his father
- He can’ t even enter a race
- Rick depends on his fathers strength
- That’s what Christ wants us to do
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