A Father’s Love

The son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’. The father who, despite having a heart condition, says ‘Yes’. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘Yes’ to his son’s request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father said ‘Yes’ too.

For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island. Father and son went on to complete the race together.

Here’s their story…it’s 10 minutes…but take the time to watch it; you’ll be blessed.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pinkcowgirl
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 01:29:42

    Gotta love Team Hoyt. My friend was running a 10K in his town the other day and looked over to see none other than Rick and Dick. Amazing stuff. Nice post.


  2. Macayla Jo Adams
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 13:28:31

    Every time I watch this story, I cry. It definitely puts raising Laura into great perspective. Thank you for sharing!


  3. kevin
    Sep 11, 2009 @ 14:03:53

    they are so amazin ppl good luck to them both


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