Lori Riley: Dick Hoyt pushed his son in races, advocated for inclusion of the disabled, and left behind a wonderful legacy that others have followed

The Joyces are part of Team Hoyt New England, a piece of the legacy left by Dick Hoyt, who died March 17 at 80 of congestive heart failure. Dick, who lived in Holland, Mass., started pushing his son, Rick, 59, who has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic and nonverbal, in a wheelchair in road races in 1977. Dick and Rick became road race icons, competing in 32 Boston Marathons from 1980-2014, six Ironman Triathlons, a run/bike across the country and over a thousand races.

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