Dick Hoyt 1/6/1940-17/3/2021
A true running hero has sadly recently passed away.
Famous as one part of Team Hoyt, American Dick Hoyt would enter races and triathlons pushing and pulling his son Rick in a specially adapted wheelchair, boat and on a bicycle.
Rick Hoyt was sadly born with cerebal palsy. In 1977 at the age of 15 Rick asked his Dad to run a race with him.
Dick who wasn’t a runner completed the 5 mile race and they were hooked.
While Rick was at school, Dick would run with his sons wheelchair with a bag of cement in to train.
Over the course of the following years, together they have completed 97 half marathons, 22 duathlons, 7 Half iron mans, 6 full iron mans, 72 marathons and 257 triathlons.
An absolutely incredible feat of fitness, determination and father son love.
Sadly Dick passed at on 17th March 2021 aged 80.
Everyone at team BRC would like to send their love and deepest sympathies to Rick and his family and pay a huge tribute to someone who showed the world what is possible.
Dick Hoyt RIP 💚💚💚