Got a packet of tissues ready for a few tears? Don’t think you’ll need them eh?… well once you’ve watched the video below you might regret that confidence.
Team Hoyt are a father and son team who have taken part (at the latest count)…
- 229 Triathlons including 6 Ironman level
- 20 Duathlons
- 66 Marathons
- 84 Half Marathons
- 212 10K races
- And many many more, totalling 984 events
And just as a reminder, an Ironman is a 2.4mile swim, a 112mile bike and then a full marathon.
So that’s pretty impressive right? Especially as the father Dick is 65 and his son Rick is 44.
OK, still not that impressed? Well the son Rick had complications at birth and ended up with Cerebal Palsy… so when they compete… “when Dick runs, Rick is in a wheelchair that Dick is pushing. When Dick cycles, Rick is in the seat-pod from his wheelchair, attached to the front of the bike. When Dick swims, Rick is in a small boat being pulled by his Dad.”
Yeh, exactly. Unbelievable. So if you’re ever feeling rubbish because you don’t have a pony/iPhone/shiny car/diamonds… just watch this video and be overwhelmed. You can find more about them here