Dick and Rick Hoyt (Team Hoyt)
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Dick and Rick Hoyt - Yes You Can
Readmikenow enjoys writing about unique and interesting people. He likes to learn about individuals who live or have lived unusual lives. They've been in many races as father and son. This includes marathons as well as Ironman Triathlons and more. Winning any race has never been their goal.
Yes You Can! In the spring of , Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1, races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons. Also adding to their list of achievements, Dick and Rick biked and ran across the U.