TEAM HOYT. YES YOU CAN!

Dick and Rick Hoyt are a Father and Son team from Holland, Massachusetts. At birth, Rick was diagnosed a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.

In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father 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 wheel chair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last.

WHAT TEAM HOYT HAS TO SAY

Rick Hoyt

RICK HOYT

“When I’m running, it feels like my disability disappears.”
"Rick is my motivator. He inspires me. To me, he's the one out there competing and I'm just loaning him my arms and my legs so that he can compete."

DICK HOYT

Rick Hoyt

RICK HOYT

“The thing I’d most like is for my dad to sit in the chair and I would push him for once.”

1,000+

MARATHONS, BIATHLONS AND TRIATHLONS

6

IRONMAN COMPETITIONS COMPLETED

3,735

MILES BIKED AND RAN ACROSS THE US IN 45 DAYS
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