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The Hoyts have an amazing story! The son has (I think) Cerebral Palsy and has no real use of his body. His mind is brilliant...even has a college degree.<br><br>
Dad has raced w/his son in numerous Boston Marathons and Ironmen competitions.<br><br>
For the swim he pulls him on a raft.<br>
For the bike he sits him on the front.<br>
For the run he pushes him in a chair.<br><br>
Simply AMAZING!!!!<br><br>
There is a competition on Verses, toughest athlete...please vote for them if you think they're worthy!!!!<br><a href="http://campain08.versus.com/toughest.php" target="_blank">http://campain08.versus.com/toughest.php</a>
 

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I love Team Hoyt - I've seen their story, and it never fails to inspire me.<br><br>
They get my vote!
 

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As if they weren't impressive enough, they run Boston because the qualify by time. In order to be "fair" they qualify for the son's time.
 

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They TOTALLY get my vote! I've read their story before, and it never fails to amaze and inspire me. I went on the site and voted for them.
 

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Thanks guys! Anyone have the YouTube link? There's a feature up about them from a few years back that brings me to TEARS watching it!
 

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Yes, I went to college with him...he lived in my dorm.
 

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I raced alongside them for a few miles of the Run 4 New Years' Day race in 2005. After blowing by me around mile 3, they ended up finishing 2 minutes ahead of me. At the finish Dick shook my hand, and thanked me for "racing" with him. I chatted with them a bit, and admittedly I was a bit starstruck. Their legend here in Massachusetts was well known to me even before I was a runner.<br><br>
The Hoyts are amazing, and Dick is one of the most gracious, humble people I've had the pleasure to meet. You can read more about them <a href="http://www.teamhoyt.com/history.shtml" target="_blank">here</a>.
 

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Bumping for the business crowd!
 
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