Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Strongest Dad

(Hat tip: Sara K)

Read this, watch the video underneath. Wow.
Eighty-five times [Dick Hoyt]'s pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars--all in the same day.

Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?


  1. I cried when I saw the video, and then again when I read the piece. Amazing story. Rick Reilly is one of mty favorite columnists. I read him first when SI comes in the mail...

  2. Ironic about this... another blogger was criticizing Reilly yesterday, and I agreed. This one, though, was incredible.

  3. Sheva - Sorry :(

    MCAryeh - For sometimes jumping on stories he shouldn't. Check Musings on my blogroll...