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(Opposing Views)   World's best dad pushes his disabled son through more than 1,100 endurance events, gets his own statue. Bonus: They've never finished last   (opposingviews.com) divider line 63
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2013-04-04 04:44:22 PM  
Seen then in the Boston Marathon and you can hear the cheers coming like a wave a half mile away on the route. Gets very very dusty in Kenmore.
 
2013-04-04 04:57:52 PM  
Jeffy very proud of him.

/obscure?
 
2013-04-04 07:37:33 PM  

From Philly to Boston: Seen then in the Boston Marathon and you can hear the cheers coming like a wave a half mile away on the route. Gets very very dusty in Kenmore.


This.  Knew it was them, even if I forget their names from time to time.
 
2013-04-04 07:42:30 PM  
The exact number of races they've competed in is astonishing. In total, they've completed 1,091 events, including 252 triathlons, 70 marathons, 94 half marathons, and 155 five-kilometer races. They have never finished last in any of them.

I bet the swimming portion was fun to watch.
 
2013-04-04 07:43:00 PM  
What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.
 
2013-04-04 07:46:48 PM  
Bringing up the rear

media.npr.org
 
2013-04-04 07:46:57 PM  
I wish we focused more on attention whores instead of heroic dads like this.

Of the top of my head, I can't think of a particular attention whore that I would bother focusing attention on, however.
 
2013-04-04 07:47:13 PM  

id10ts: Jeffy very proud of him.

/obscure?


Yeah, that's totally obscure to hipsters. They've never heard of mainstream Hollywood movies before.
 
2013-04-04 07:47:23 PM  

Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.


Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-04-04 07:48:24 PM  

Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.


0/10. Trolling is so 2006. Get a life, loser.
 
2013-04-04 07:48:39 PM  
I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.
 
2013-04-04 07:49:30 PM  

LordOfThePings: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

Christ, what an asshole.


It never gets old. +1.
 
2013-04-04 07:51:41 PM  

Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.


So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?
 
2013-04-04 07:55:53 PM  

wildcardjack: Bringing up the rear

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LOL @ that "Sikhs in the City" t-shirt.
 
2013-04-04 07:57:24 PM  

Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.


If the son is undeserving of credit they would not be a team as you called them, and the last I checked teams worked together, provided motivation, and support. If some guy enlists in the army, is shipped to the front lines, and gets his legs blown off before he does anything substantial shall we not give him credit for serving no matter how "fruitless" he may have been? No. Fark off.
 
2013-04-04 08:00:00 PM  
Ok now I want to go to a marathon and cheer them on.
 
2013-04-04 08:04:36 PM  
but did he teach his boy the riddle of steel/
 
2013-04-04 08:05:02 PM  

jjwars1: LordOfThePings: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

Christ, what an asshole.

It never gets old. +1.

Ha *swoosh*  I just got it
 
2013-04-04 08:05:57 PM  

Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?


No.  That's what I actually believe.
 
2013-04-04 08:11:47 PM  
I can still remember when I first started doing triathlons in the early 90s, Dick Hoyt and son were doing the Kona Ironman. 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike in the raging heat and brutal crosswinds followed by a full marathon. It's one hell of a feat for a person to do it alone, much less be pulling someone along. I did the half Ironman in Kona and it was one of the toughest physical challenges that I ever did, so I can certainly appreciate what Dick has done. He is amazing. That kid is very fortunate to have such a tough and caring father.
 
2013-04-04 08:13:05 PM  

Atomic Spunk: I can still remember when I first started doing triathlons in the early 90s, Dick Hoyt and son were doing the Kona Ironman. 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike in the raging heat and brutal crosswinds followed by a full marathon. It's one hell of a feat for a person to do it alone, much less be pulling someone along. I did the half Ironman in Kona and it was one of the toughest physical challenges that I ever did, so I can certainly appreciate what Dick has done. He is amazing. That kid is very fortunate to have such a tough and caring father.


Dick isn't going to have sex with you.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:19 PM  
Oh come on, subby. That last part just means they were always lucky enough to be within tripping distance...

//kidding, it's actually pretty damn inspiring admittedly. But this is fark.
 
2013-04-04 08:17:32 PM  

wildcardjack: Bringing up the rear

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My wife ran the Honolulu Marathon for the arthritis foundation some years ago. I made fundraiser shirts that said 'Support arthritis research because everybody likes a nice, healthy joint'. It was a very 'normal' looking design so folks didn't know if it was a joke or just unfortunate wording.
The best shirt I saw at the marathon said 'Tell me again... why are we chasing these Kenyans?'
 
2013-04-04 08:25:30 PM  

Silly Jesus: Atomic Spunk: I can still remember when I first started doing triathlons in the early 90s, Dick Hoyt and son were doing the Kona Ironman. 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike in the raging heat and brutal crosswinds followed by a full marathon. It's one hell of a feat for a person to do it alone, much less be pulling someone along. I did the half Ironman in Kona and it was one of the toughest physical challenges that I ever did, so I can certainly appreciate what Dick has done. He is amazing. That kid is very fortunate to have such a tough and caring father.

Dick isn't going to have sex with you.


Incorrect. He already did.
 
2013-04-04 08:26:17 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Silly Jesus: Atomic Spunk: I can still remember when I first started doing triathlons in the early 90s, Dick Hoyt and son were doing the Kona Ironman. 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike in the raging heat and brutal crosswinds followed by a full marathon. It's one hell of a feat for a person to do it alone, much less be pulling someone along. I did the half Ironman in Kona and it was one of the toughest physical challenges that I ever did, so I can certainly appreciate what Dick has done. He is amazing. That kid is very fortunate to have such a tough and caring father.

Dick isn't going to have sex with you.

Incorrect. He already did.


Did he put you in a wheelchair first?
 
2013-04-04 08:31:12 PM  

Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?

No.  That's what I actually believe.


Then your opinion of the handicapped blows.
 
2013-04-04 08:33:53 PM  

Rye_: Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?

No.  That's what I actually believe.

Then your opinion of the handicapped blows.


OK.
 
2013-04-04 08:36:27 PM  

Rye_: Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?

No.  That's what I actually believe.

Then your opinion of the handicapped blows.


Let it go go man and just hit the ignore button. He's a troll, and an unoriginal one at that.
 
2013-04-04 08:39:38 PM  

soupbone: Rye_: Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?

No.  That's what I actually believe.

Then your opinion of the handicapped blows.

Let it go go man and just hit the ignore button. He's a troll, and an unoriginal one at that.


www.troll.me
 
2013-04-04 08:44:01 PM  

Silly Jesus: soupbone: Rye_: Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?

No.  That's what I actually believe.

Then your opinion of the handicapped blows.

Let it go go man and just hit the ignore button. He's a troll, and an unoriginal one at that.

[www.troll.me image 554x376]


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-04 08:46:12 PM  
 
2013-04-04 08:51:54 PM  

jjwars1: Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.

If the son is undeserving of credit they would not be a team as you called them, and the last I checked teams worked together, provided motivation, and support. If some guy enlists in the army, is shipped to the front lines, and gets his legs blown off before he does anything substantial shall we not give him credit for serving no matter how "fruitless" he may have been? No. Fark off.


The guy in your example actually served until he was wounded. Volunteers and fans provide support at races; they aren't racing. Stadia full of fans provide encouragement and support for baseball players but they aren't playing baseball.
 
2013-04-04 08:59:11 PM  
Contrast this story with the earlier one where the Mom resented having her first Son because it took away from her me time.  Then she went and had a second one who cursed her for the rest of her life by having MS at a later age.
 
2013-04-04 09:00:27 PM  
That guy is seriously deserving of at least a world's greatest Dad shirt.
 
2013-04-04 09:03:36 PM  

Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.


i came up with a theory long ago. if we do well in life we are reincarnated into a better life form. this continues until we have peaked. then we return in a bodily form that is a challenge for others, so they may learn lessons they need in life. this guys son is on a blessed road to nirvana where he will enjoy splendor and share his many wisdoms. we live, we learn, we reach for the stars.
 
2013-04-04 09:03:52 PM  
Never finished last? That's because the dad uses his charm.

3.bp.blogspot.com

/get off my lawn, Hugh
 
2013-04-04 09:12:51 PM  
imageshack.us

I might be an asshole, but this was my first thought at the headline without reading the story.

/cancel that might
 
2013-04-04 09:33:13 PM  

soupbone: Rye_: Silly Jesus: Rye_: Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.

So, what happens when people respond to this crap?  Do you jerk off as you're reading or what?


TFA says that they've never finished last in an event.  based on the above, i think we just figured out who keeps losing to them.
 
2013-04-04 09:47:14 PM  

CipollinaFan: The exact number of races they've competed in is astonishing. In total, they've completed 1,091 events, including 252 triathlons, 70 marathons, 94 half marathons, and 155 five-kilometer races. They have never finished last in any of them.

I bet the swimming portion was fun to watch.


Here you go.

photos.orbis-is.com
 
2013-04-04 09:47:25 PM  
Sure got dusty here all of a sudden.

A bigger Hero than any professional sports dick wangler.

Deserves the statue at the least.
 
2013-04-04 09:49:49 PM  
This "Opposing Views" site is the latest varient of the Gawker-style website, isn't it?
At least it shows the source in the opening paragraph. (and also a link to Daily Mail)
 
2013-04-04 10:00:52 PM  

Nogale: jjwars1: Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.

If the son is undeserving of credit they would not be a team as you called them, and the last I checked teams worked together, provided motivation, and support. If some guy enlists in the army, is shipped to the front lines, and gets his legs blown off before he does anything substantial shall we not give him credit for serving no matter how "fruitless" he may have been? No. Fark off.

The guy in your example actually served until he was wounded. Volunteers and fans provide support at races; they aren't racing. Stadia full of fans provide encouragement and support for baseball players but they aren't playing baseball.


No, you are wrong. You don't understand what a team is all about.
 
2013-04-04 10:32:31 PM  
Man, that dad is such a Dick.
 
2013-04-04 10:39:42 PM  

Silly Jesus: Dick isn't going to have sex with you.


Who could handle a man with that much stamina?
 
2013-04-04 10:45:10 PM  

Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.


If you RTFA you could see that he motivates the father to run and achieve for both of them. Power feeder relationship. Power feeder is part of the team.
 
2013-04-04 10:47:33 PM  

hornblowerfan: Ok now I want to go to a marathon and cheer them on.


Boston Marathon in 2 weeks.
 
2013-04-04 11:02:30 PM  

Silly Jesus: What an attention whore.

I wish we focused more on high achievers in this country than we did on the evolutionary rejects.  We are actually cancelling academic awards ceremonies now because it might make the dumb kids feel bad.


No, we're doing it to make the smart kids feel bad.
 
2013-04-04 11:03:49 PM  

Kevin72: Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.

If you RTFA you could see that he motivates the father to run and achieve for both of them. Power feeder relationship. Power feeder is part of the team.


I hate parents who leech off their kids.
 
2013-04-04 11:09:36 PM  

Kevin72: Nogale: I've read about Team Hoyt many times, and I have to say something that will sound horrible. I don't think the son should get credit for completing any of these endurance events. He can't control his own body. Saying that he did a marathon or triathlon is like saying that someone who sat in a theater through six weeks of rehearsals took part in a play.

Not everyone can do everything, and despite all the will in the world, he doesn't - because he can't - do sports. He was dealt a really bad hand at birth; if there is such a thing as reincarnation I hope he comes back in his next life as a star athlete and a rock star combined.

If you RTFA you could see that he motivates the father to run and achieve for both of them. Power feeder relationship. Power feeder is part of the team.


I motivated the Broncos to win two Superbowls, but I never got official credit for the wins.
 
2013-04-04 11:42:45 PM  
This father has bigger balls than Lance Armstrong.  Wait, that didn't come out right.  This guy has more testosterone than Lance Armstrong.  But he got it all naturally.  There were no multi-million dollar sponsors, doping charges and all of the hype.  It was all for the love of the son that  never got to  grow up and have children and an independent life of his own.
 
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