Monday, September 18, 2006

"Be Inspired by the Strongest Dad in the World"

I've said before that I'm all about feel-good sports stories. And the story of father-son team Dick and Rick Hoyt is by far one of the best:

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992--only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

Maria's got the full article (written by Rick Reilly for Sports Illustrated) at her place. Check it out, then watch the video here (and see if it doesn't make you cry).

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