Boston “CAN”

All runners’ hearts turn to Boston today– the one true mecca of marathons.

Every runner will be working hard, but Richard Hoyt will be pushing his son Rick in his wheelchair for their 26th Boston Marathon today. This father/son duo have completed 958 races together and with times that any runner would be proud of.

“The thing I’d most like,” Rick types, “is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once.”

Thanks to Claudia for finding me this fantastic video.
April 20, 2008
April 22, 2008



  1. Chelle

    April 21, 2008

    This video makes me cry every time I watch it. Pure inspiration!

    p.s. where are the delicous cupcakes from? Is it So Cupcake? I gotta know…

  2. Natalie Hansen

    April 21, 2008

    Wow! That is incredible. They are truly an inspiration for all.

  3. Jan Russell

    April 22, 2008

    I bawl over this video too. Our youth pastor is friends with them -such an AMAZING and inspiring pair!

  4. katherine

    April 22, 2008

    I really liked that video.

  5. Blue

    April 23, 2008

    this duo has been a favorite round here for a long time. it’s where i first discovered the song…which is one of my favorites. thanks for the post! they deserve to be seen by every person in america!

  6. Katie

    April 23, 2008

    This story makes me cry every time I hear about it… absolutely amazing, breathtaking… pure love.

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