Father and disabled son racing duo to be honoured with statue

Father and disabled son racing duo to be honoured with statue

An incredible father-son duo who have completed more than 1,000 road races together, despite the younger team member suffering from cerebral palsy and paralysis, are set to be honoured with a life-sized statue at the site of one of the most famous events they have competed in.

The statue of Dick Hoyt, 72, will be unveiled near the starting point of the Boston Marathon, which he and his 51-year-old son, Rick, are currently preparing to take part in for the 31st time. With the pair having consistently amazed the world of athletics for over three decades, the monument is seen as a fitting tribute to a team who have since inspired many other disabled people to get involved in sport.

Whilst aids like new and used wheelchair cars provide comfortable and convenient transport for people with mobility issues on a day-to-day basis, the simple act of Dick Hoyt pushing his son in a wheelchair has touched the hearts of millions worldwide.

 

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