A Little Inspiration

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Every so often you run across something that really gets to you. It makes you truely appreciate what you have and how far others are willing to go to make someone else happy. While looking on some other blogs I follow I found a link to "Touching Triathlon" It's a story about a father who has taken on marathons, triathlons and other races all while pushing, towing, and carrying his disabled son. It all started when his son's school put on a 5 mile race and the son decided he wanted to do it. Considering the fact that his son was bound to a wheelchair and has little or no control of his limbs it was going to be a team effort. From there it has grown, they've competed in over 85 marathons and 8 Ironman distance triathlons .

Posted by Travis at 9:23 AM  

3 comments:

Thank you for sharing that...makes my heart swell.

Lora said...
7:40 AM  

Impressive. It is nice to hear stories like that. Thanks for sharing.

runnergirl said...
7:02 PM  

Runner's World had a story on them a few months back. Interesting thing was that since they were a team, the Dad has to qualify for Boston based upon his son's age and therefore much faster pace ... and he still manages to do it.

Puts things in perspective

Jenn said...
12:25 AM  

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