Fall seven times, stand up eight.
mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967

Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.

For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.

“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

mattstriathlon:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/team-hoyt-run-boston-marathon/t/story?id=23288967

Team Hoyt has become a fixture on the Boston Marathon course, but after running it more than 30 times, the father-and-son team has decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Dick Hoyt pushed his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair for their first race in 1977. It was a five-miler, but soon the duo went on to compete in 1,100 athletic events, including more than 30 Boston Marathons. But now that Dick Hoyt is 74 and Rick is 52, they believe it’s time to slow down.

For Dick Hoyt, the best part has been watching people first accept Rick and then embrace him.

“When Rick was born, they said, ‘Forget him. Put him away. Put him in an institution. He’s going to be nothing but a vegetable for the rest of his life,’” Dick Hoyt told ABC News. “And here he is. He’s 52 years old and we haven’t figured out what kind of vegetable he is yet.”

(via irun2much)

In photo: Portraits taken by German photographer Mario Gerth in Angola, Kenya and Ethiopia.

(Source: dynamicafrica, via lesfemmes)

smasheton:

Trails are there for the playing. We have one Earth, we should strive to protect it, always treasure it, and never stop playing on it.

smasheton:

Trails are there for the playing. We have one Earth, we should strive to protect it, always treasure it, and never stop playing on it.

(via running4thehigh)

stillwatersrundeepmcr:

Regram @bridgerunners: We couldn’t be prouder to see ourselves up there with the leaders and influencers of this incredible movement. Thank you all for inspiring this worldwide community. #BRIDGETHEGAP #ALLPLANET

stillwatersrundeepmcr:

Regram @bridgerunners: We couldn’t be prouder to see ourselves up there with the leaders and influencers of this incredible movement. Thank you all for inspiring this worldwide community. #BRIDGETHEGAP #ALLPLANET

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