Rick Hoyt, the man whose father pushed him in a wheelchair for 32 years in the Boston Marathon, has died at the age of 61. The father-son duo of conquered over 1,100 endurance events worldwide, including 247 triathlons.

His father, Dick Hoyt, had passed in March 2021 at the age of 80.

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Hoyt died Monday from respiratory complications, his family announced on the Faceboook page for their charitable foundation.

“It is with profound sadness that the Hoyt Family announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle, Rick Hoyt this morning,” the post read. “As so many knew, Rick along with our father, Dick, were icons in the road race and triathlon worlds for over 40 years and inspired millions of people with disabilities to believe in themselves, set goals and accomplish extraordinary things.”

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