- Rick Hoyt, known for completing over 1,100 endurance events with his father, Dick Hoyt, passed away at the age of 61.
- The duo popularized mainstream awareness of inclusion for disabled athletes through their tireless advocacy and outstanding athletic achievements.
- Their team, Team Hoyt, ran their first Boston Marathon together in 1981, and went on to complete Ironman triathlons, marathons, and other endurance events across the world over the course of their remarkable career.
- They were inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame in 2008, and leave behind a lasting legacy for disabled athletes everywhere.
Trifindr’s hot take:
The triathlon world is deeply saddened by the loss of Rick Hoyt, a true Ironman legend who inspired generations of athletes and spectators alike with his remarkable spirit and determination. With his father Dick by his side, they proved that anything is possible regardless of physical ability, showcasing the true power of inclusion and perseverance. Their legacy lives on through the countless lives they touched, both on and off the racecourse. Rick will always be remembered as a champion of the sport and of the human spirit.