Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Duo you must see!

I received an email from Marcie regarding the Hoyt Team I think I have posted on them in the past but given the Marathon Challenge it is very appropriate to remind you all of this AMAZING team!

Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.
It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.

This video can be viewed


If I can figure out how to put the video on blogger with out clicking to the website I will fix it later.

Now that you have seen the video - I can guilt you into my challenge of 26.2 little miles done on a weekly basis! Everytime I see a video of these two remarkable people it inspires me to do more than I ever thought possible!

The best part of this video is when they are running - Dick pushing Rick in the wheel chair and they pass a lady running! How awesome is that! I must say I would be honored to get passed by this Amazing duo!

Come on get out there - Week one of the Marathon Challenge - just one mile this week...


Marcie said...

Thanks for the mention Em! Totally inspiring!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes...they are very inspiring!!

Thanks for sharing the video :)

Wes said...

There is nothing quite like seeing the Hoyts in action on an Ironman course. How many roads would go untraveled if not for the brave souls that have gone before us?

This is a prime example of "If we believe, we will achieve!"