In , Dick and Judy Hoyt gave birth to their son, Rick Hoyt. During child birth, Rick’s umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, cutting off the supply of oxygen to his brain. He was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Jan 18, · This was the very first Ironman-distance event that Father and son Dick and Rick Hoyt finished and it was witnessed by thousands and captured by the media, i.
Sep 03, · The incredible story of Rick and Dick Hoyt. The father who never gave up fighting for the happiness of his son. This love story began in Winchester, in the USA, 43 years ago, when Rick was born, the oldest of Dick Hoyt’s three children. During delivery, the umbilical cord wrapped around the child’s neck, strangling him. Feb 23, · Rick Hoyt and Dick Hoyt with the commemorative vase they received at the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame induction. They were the first duo to ever compete in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii in.
Apr 01, · Dick and Rick Hoyt ran and biked the entire length of the United States. It took them 45 days to complete a distance of 3, miles. Dick and Rick Hoyt during swimming portion of the Ironman . Jun 02, · Dick Hoyt, whom Lyons took over for in the mile race, shared the news on his Facebook page Tuesday morning. “Received some horrible news yesterday that Bryan Lyons passed away in his sleep – taken from his friends and family too soon,” Hoyt wrote. “We have tons of pictures and memories of great times together over so many years.
Team Hoyt is father and son Dick Hoyt (born June 1, ) and Rick Hoyt (born January 10, ) from Holland, Massachusetts. The Hoyts have competed together in various athletic endeavors, including marathons and Ironman Triathlons. Rick has cerebral palsy. In the spring of , Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, 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 wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last.