Sunday, March 23, 2008

Yes, You Can!!!

I first learned of Dick and Rick Hoyt about six years ago at a PK conference.
Today I felt like sharing their story with you, Team Voice.
I believe you will find it both moving and inspiring.

Team Hoyt - Their Story

Team Hoyt - Ironman Footage set to My Redeemer Lives.

This father and son Team have competed in 958 events

Racing History 1979 - January 31, 2008

224 Triathlons, 6 Ironman distances, 5 Half Ironman
20 Duathlons
65 Marathons, 25 Boston Marathons
8 18.6 Milers
81 Half Marathons
1 20K
35 10 Milers
29 Falmouth 7.1 milers, 1 Falmouth in the Fall Event
8 15K
208 10K
147 5 Milers
4 8K
17 4 Milers
101 5K
7 20 Milers
2 11K
1 7K

Personal Bests

2:40:47 Marathon
56:21 15K
1:21:12 Half Marathon
40:27 7.1 Miler
13:43:37 Ironman Triathlon
35:48 10K
2:01:54 18.6 miler
27:17 5 miler
59:01 10 miler
17:40 5K
2:10:45 20 miler

Biked and ran across the USA in 1992-3,735 miles in 45 consecutive days
Biked the states of Connecticut,Rhode Island, Massachussets,with "Axa World Ride '95"
Biked from Pittsburgh,PA to Washington DC with "Axa World Ride 95 "

If you would like to learn more about this amazing father and son visit their web site at

Happy Easter Everyone.


Matt said...

Thanks for sharing this Jeff.

Happy Easter!!!

Basil said...

Living on Cape Cod, I've been lucky enough to see these two race in the Falmouth 7.1. It is truly an inspiring sight. During Marathon Monday (Boston), there is always great coverage of them if they are in the race. I'm not afraid to say, it always brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for posting this Jeff!!

mgreene said...

Jeff, read about them in Runner's World last year. Very inspiring. Makes me feel kind of embarrassed when I think about reasons for not getting out there and exercising. We should all be looking for reasons TO exercise, not for reasons NOT to exercise.

Rae! said...

I too read about them in the Runner's World.

Thanks I needed that up. :)