By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
Imagine running in 970 athletic events while carrying another person, and never coming in last place. That's team Hoyt.
Wednesday night hundreds gathered at Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville to hear from the father of the duo Dick Hoyt. His son rick has cerebral palsy, but that hasn't stopped him from living a normal life. Rick graduated from college and competes in marathons and triathalons. For the past twenty-five years Dick and Rick have have climbed and ran more than 3-thousand miles across the country all the while Dick is carrying or pushing his son. The story has touched thousands.
Dick Hoyt believes everyone was put on earth for a purpose, and his son's mission is to show other people with disabilities they can live a full and rewarding life. Dick is 67-years old and Rick is 47, they still participate in races. To learn more about their inspirational story you can visit www.teamhoyt.com
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