Some of you have probably seen this video already but it is MORE than worthy of being watched again. For those of you in the "special needs" circles, you are all very aware of "Team Hoyt."
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete in a triathlons — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can't walk or talk.
For the past twenty five years or more Dick, who is 65, 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 but heavy, firmly stabilized boat being pulled by Dick.
An amazing duo! A true example of a father's love for his son and a true statement of what we can do with God's love for us.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Posted by Kelly at 8:56 AM