Marathon Icon Who Drove His Son In Wheelchair Passes Away ​

Dick Hoyt, was a respected sportsman who was known for pushing his son Rick in a racing wheelchair in thirty-two Boston Marathons and over one thousand total runs, passed away on 17 March aging 80. As per a press report, Hoyt departed quietly in his sleep in Massachusetts. ​

The B.A.A. is largely disheartened to hear this news. The organization issued a statement, “Dick personified what it meant to be a Boston Marathoner, showing determination, passion, and love every Patriots Day for more than three decades. He was not only a fan favorite who inspired thousands, but also a loyal friend and father who took pride in spending quality time with his son Rick while running from Hopkinton to Boston.” ​