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Dick and Rick Hoyt

The inspiring family of Hoyt

A son says to his father: Dad, do you want to run a marathon with me? Despite his heart condition, the father says YES.

Together they run a marathon.

Son asks: Dad, do you want to run another marathon with me?
Dad says yes again.

One day the son asks his father: Dad, do you want to do the Ironman with me? The Ironman is the most severe triathlon that exists (4 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and then 42 km of running).

Father at first has some objections because he can’t even swim, not to mention 4 kilometres.
But nevertheless he says yes again.

The story doesn’t sound very exciting until you see this inspiring film. What about conquering misfortunes?
Ivo Niehe showed an interview with the family Hoyt on Friday 12th of December 2008 in his tv-show.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJMbk9dtpdY&feature=player_embedded

4 thoughts on “Dick and Rick Hoyt


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By Hallie on 6 December 2016 at 03:33

And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stirtgha.

 

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By http://www./ on 9 February 2017 at 07:10

that one thing he’d notice was that other players missed games sometimes because they got injured at home, like dropping household items on their toes. Ripken said he had never dropped anything around the house in his entire life! I thought of that because I fell down yesterday unlocking my front door. True story!

 

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By Jean on 20 May 2017 at 08:48

Et qui a la preuve que le mail soit disant d’Apple n’est pas bidon? Moi je crois que c’est un gros fake monté par Gizmodo pour monter en re0&2méeo#8m3n;

 

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By http://www.osucvcgolf.com/ on 15 February 2017 at 17:55

It would be good to hear of more people who use this technique because it really does work. This is a technique you can call on at any time; you don’t need to make an appointment with a therapist; you don’t need to spend time with additional self help books. Just use the technique!

 

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