6/26/08

My Redeemer Lives

This is a true story!

The son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?' The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To which, his father said 'Yes' too.

For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile(42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together.

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2 comments:

Carol said...

This video is beautiful!!! I saw a different one about Team Hoyt but it's similar. When I first saw it, I'm speechless. Wow! At first I thought it was about Special Olympics but I see now that it's about a loving father who trained and became the feet in races for his son and who became the arms for Rick as he swam. This is really touching.

Bobby said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Carol. It is a touching video...enough to make a grown man cry.

p.s. not me though;)