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TEAM HOYT

- 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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