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(Daily Mail)   Father of the Year carries and pushes his daughter along with him when he participates in marathons and triathlons   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 69
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2012-08-14 07:29:54 PM  
img1.fark.net
 
2012-08-14 07:34:20 PM  
Kinda dusty on that trail!
 
2012-08-14 07:49:44 PM  
BS Subby- I hate cheetos.
 
2012-08-14 08:51:50 PM  
Awwww...that's so sweet.
 
2012-08-14 09:53:03 PM  
Ok, I teared up.
 
2012-08-14 10:11:47 PM  
Anyone remember a dad that did this with his son in the Iron Man? They had him on Wide World of Sports ever year when they covered the Iron Man.
 
2012-08-14 10:30:06 PM  
I must be the only person who has see Jon Benjamin Has a Van...
 
2012-08-14 10:31:13 PM  
I am so jaded by Fark that I thought FotY was going to involve some kind of burglary or strip club.

This is much better; that pic of her in the kayak made my day.
 
2012-08-14 10:35:31 PM  
I have nothing snarky to say. Im going to hug my daughter.
 
2012-08-14 10:35:45 PM  
Beats paying a sitter.
 
2012-08-14 10:36:59 PM  
I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.
 
2012-08-14 10:39:04 PM  

PanicMan: It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.


Especially if you're you.
 
2012-08-14 10:39:57 PM  
Wow, fark is really lagging behind reddit thesedays. Sad.
 
2012-08-14 10:40:19 PM  
If you're not afraid of more dust in the room:

Team Hoyt

/Pretty famous in the Boston Area
 
2012-08-14 10:40:59 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Anyone remember a dad that did this with his son in the Iron Man? They had him on Wide World of Sports ever year when they covered the Iron Man.


teamhoyt.zrainmedia.com

Seriously awesome dad.
 
2012-08-14 10:42:04 PM  
At least he's a 'father'. Kinda rare these days.
 
2012-08-14 10:42:09 PM  

shArkh: Wow, fark is really lagging behind reddit thesedays. Sad.


Yes, because it's a competition to see who gets to a story first.

Innismir: Team Hoyt


That's the father and son I was thinking about, who are on Wide World of Sports.
 
2012-08-14 10:42:25 PM  
I don't get it. How was he being horrible to his child? This is Fark after all.
 
2012-08-14 10:42:54 PM  

GungFu: teamhoyt.zrainmedia.com


yep that's them.
 
2012-08-14 10:44:37 PM  

PanicMan: I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.


My first half marathon, I got passed by a woman who I estimate to have been about 7 months pregnant. That was pretty demoralizing so I pushed her over.
 
2012-08-14 10:48:28 PM  

PanicMan: I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.


A few years ago I was working out one morning and one of the guys I was working out with had been out late the night before. Getting lapped on the track by the smell of tequila is depressing.
 
2012-08-14 10:50:11 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I don't get it. How was he being horrible to his child? This is Fark after all.


Yes, the connotations of this Fark cliche may be turning from negative to positive, as happened with "It's shiat like this..." on Reddit in 2011. OTOH, the cliche actually goes, "[Parent] of the year candidate...".
 
2012-08-14 10:53:09 PM  
Kinda dusty in here...
 
2012-08-14 10:56:01 PM  
When it comes to "Father of the Year", he is actually a good Father of the Year candidate. Not a trashy Fark Father of the Year candidate.
 
2012-08-14 10:58:41 PM  
You got to wonder how much school she has missed though. Though she's probably still ahead of any Mississippi High School Senior.
 
2012-08-14 11:01:35 PM  

shArkh: Wow, fark is really lagging behind reddit thesedays. Sad.


Yes, this was on Reddit a few days ago, but it is an awesome story, and it is great that it is getting out. The internet is a big place.
 
2012-08-14 11:02:36 PM  
If he's having trouble placing in these events, I could make a suggestion.
 
2012-08-14 11:03:27 PM  
Fark it, that's awesome. Good on you, Super Dad.

/Pondering on the logistics of taking my 18-month-old daughter on a Tough Mudder run...
//Yeah, probably not
 
2012-08-14 11:07:22 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Anyone remember a dad that did this with his son in the Iron Man? They had him on Wide World of Sports ever year when they covered the Iron Man.


Yes, I used to see advertisements with them in the mall all the time.
 
2012-08-14 11:12:47 PM  
And it always looks like the scar looking dads who have the most heart. Good on him for turning his life around and being there for his daughter.
 
zez
2012-08-14 11:16:01 PM  

pizen: PanicMan: I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.

A few years ago I was working out one morning and one of the guys I was working out with had been out late the night before. Getting lapped on the track by the smell of tequila is depressing.


Yeah, when me and my friend would go mt biking way back in our 20s, he would totally smoke me on a technical uphill climb, then pull over for a second, puke up some black bile, say something like "too much gin" and then continue kicking my ass for the rest of the ride.

/still riding with him, and he's still kicking my ass over 20 years later
 
2012-08-14 11:22:59 PM  

zez: pizen: PanicMan: I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.

A few years ago I was working out one morning and one of the guys I was working out with had been out late the night before. Getting lapped on the track by the smell of tequila is depressing.

Yeah, when me and my friend would go mt biking way back in our 20s, he would totally smoke me on a technical uphill climb, then pull over for a second, puke up some black bile, say something like "too much gin" and then continue kicking my ass for the rest of the ride.

/still riding with him, and he's still kicking my ass over 20 years later


That is why I use mouthwash every morning.
 
2012-08-14 11:23:36 PM  
Many years ago, I was in a marathon when I passed a father and clearly mentally-challenged son running together. (I think the son was trying to qualify for a Special Olympics berth.) The father was cheering the son on with encouragement like "you can do it, Bill!"

A few miles later, when I had hit the wall and was just walking, they passed me. Wanting to be supportive, I yelled out "Go Bill! You can do it!" The father turns to the son and says "See, everybody knows you can do it." The son whines back "yeah, but that guy's WALKING!"
 
2012-08-14 11:26:56 PM  

shArkh: Wow, fark is really lagging behind reddit thesedays. Sad.


Because that's the important part. Ass.
 
2012-08-14 11:29:48 PM  
I tried running with my kid. Turns out the bobbing isn't so great for their neck. :/
 
2012-08-14 11:35:00 PM  

Ed_Severson: PanicMan: I've gotten passed on runs by guys pushing strollers. It really makes you feel like a fat piece of shiat.

My first half marathon, I got passed by a woman who I estimate to have been about 7 months pregnant. That was pretty demoralizing so I pushed her over.


Hah! My wife and I laughed for five full minutes
 
2012-08-14 11:35:11 PM  

WhyteRaven74: shArkh: Wow, fark is really lagging behind reddit thesedays. Sad.

Yes, because it's a competition to see who gets to a story first.


When we lag behind reddit, it makes me feel like one of those fat pieces of shiat who get passed by dads with strollers.
 
2012-08-14 11:38:34 PM  

Gonad the Ballbarian: I must be the only person who has see Jon Benjamin Has a Van...


He just said to a friend one day that he was thinking of buying a second van.

www.cardinalfang.net
 
2012-08-14 11:41:58 PM  
I am a girl, so I can proudly say... I am bawling right now. Weeping. What a farking awesome guy.
 
2012-08-14 11:42:53 PM  

Uzzah: Many years ago, I was in a marathon when I passed a father and clearly mentally-challenged son running together. (I think the son was trying to qualify for a Special Olympics berth.) The father was cheering the son on with encouragement like "you can do it, Bill!"

A few miles later, when I had hit the wall and was just walking, they passed me. Wanting to be supportive, I yelled out "Go Bill! You can do it!" The father turns to the son and says "See, everybody knows you can do it." The son whines back "yeah, but that guy's WALKING!"


Proving that anyone can be an arse.
 
2012-08-14 11:52:30 PM  
Awesome.
 
2012-08-14 11:52:39 PM  
Sometimes people are wonderful
 
2012-08-14 11:54:34 PM  
There must be extra pollen in the air tonight around here or something.

Damned if I don't need a hanky.
 
2012-08-15 12:01:06 AM  
Damn mold count... and onions.
 
2012-08-15 12:08:41 AM  
And here I feel like I deserve a farkin award for taking my daughters for ice cream today after work.

This jerkwad has to go and make the rest of us normal Dads feel inadequate.
 
2012-08-15 12:29:44 AM  

gadian: I tried running with my kid. Turns out the bobbing isn't so great for their neck. :/


Sounds kinda gay and un poco incestuous
 
2012-08-15 02:06:07 AM  
Rick van Beek is my new hero. He's more man than I'll ever be. Goodnight.
 
2012-08-15 02:15:34 AM  
Huh. I was thinking, that's pretty cute, I could strap my six month old on and go for a run-

Then I saw the article. Fark that. I can't even keep the four year old on my shoulders for more than ten minutes.
 
2012-08-15 02:41:37 AM  
Man, I hated it when my dad dragged me along to participate in his hobbies. I can't help noticing that the only picture where she looks genuinely happy is the only one taken at home in doors, captioned "joy". Poor girl can't even communicate to her dad "It's ok dad, I'll sit this one out, good luck though. See you when you get home".
 
2012-08-15 03:27:56 AM  
I would love a cart like that to take my son on bike rides. I have not seen one of those in that size before. I have seen a bike with a wheelchair in front of it. It was only a mere $6,000. Maybe someday I can afford it.
 
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