Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yes you can!

Tomorrow will be the 31st Boston Marathon for Team Hoyt. If you are not familiar with Team Hoyt, they are the father son team that competes in Marathons and Triathalons.

Rick Hoyt, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, convinced his Father to run their first race in 1977. He wanted to show a local athlete that had recently been injured that life still goes on in spite of paralysis. After the race, he said to Dick, his father,  "Dad, when I'm running, it feels like I'm not handicapped."

Dick and Rick have been running ever since, in spite of Dick's heart attack a decade ago and Rick's recent spinal surgeries.

A life sized statue of Team Hoyt (pictured here) was recently unveiled  Center School in Hopkinton, MA. as a tribute to the inspiration they have brought to us all.

For more details about their story, Check out the Team Hoyt site.

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