Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Team Hoyt


The son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together.

Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' too.

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together.

Check out this inspiring video about Team Hoyt.

3 comments:

ria said...

Hello Fellow Buckeyes Fan!

A few day before the season starts, I just wanted to say a friendly...

(++) GO BUCKS! (++)

Can you tell that I'm excited for Saturday's game? :) :) :)

Jim Lange said...

Thanks for checking in Ria! The season can't get here soon enough! I checked out your profile. You think being a Buckeye is bad living in PA, try living in that state up north!

OH!

ria said...

I echo your sentiment of the season not getting here fast enough. It feels like something is missing during the off season.

And you have my sympathies regarding your location. Don't worry we'll CRUSH 'EM on November 22!

Blue teams SUCK, GO BUCKS!

P.S. As I type, my son is playing with his Ohio State football that plays the fight song and says "Go Buckeyes!" Music to my ears!!! That is one toy with batteries I never tire of hearing. ;)