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“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Yes You Can

“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

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In the spring of 1977, Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”

This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons.

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