Team Hoyt

American triathlete (1940-2021)

Team Hoyt refers to father Dick Hoyt (June 1, 1940 – March 17, 2021) and his son Rick Hoyt (born January 10, 1962) were American triathlon runners and athletes from Holland, Massachusetts. They competed in marathons and Ironman Triathlons.

Team Hoyt
Team Hoyt in Welleslley.JPG
NationalityAmerican
Known forAthletic events including the Boston Marathon
Dick Hoyt
Full nameRichard Eugene Hoyt Sr.
Born(1940-06-01)June 1, 1940[1]
DiedMarch 17, 2021(2021-03-17) (aged 80)[2]
Holland, Massachusetts
Rick Hoyt
Full nameRichard Eugene Hoyt Jr.
Born (1962-01-10) January 10, 1962 (age 60)[3]
Holland, Massachusetts
Websitehttp://www.teamhoyt.com

Rick has cerebral palsy. During competition, Dick pulled Rick in a special boat as they would swim, carried him in a special seat in the front of a bicycle, and pushed him in a special wheelchair as they ran.

Dick Hoyt died at his home and in his sleep in Holland, Massachusetts, on March 17, 2021. He was 80 years old.[2][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Team Hoyt Dusts Off An Old Friend As They Prepare For Boston". Sports Then and Now. April 3, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Prignano, Christina; Andersen, Travis; McInerney, Katie (March 17, 2021). "Dick Hoyt, longtime Boston Marathon runner who pushed son Rick for decades, dies at 80". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. "Dick Hoyt, Race by Race, A Father Lifts His Son" cerebralpalsy.org
  4. Butler, Sarah Lorge (March 17, 2021). "Dick Hoyt, Part of Legendary Boston Marathon Duo, Dies at 80". Runner's World. Retrieved March 18, 2021.