Inspritational...Wow

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Fourdogs, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    Please read the story below

    To think how petty we are to complain about the tiniest things
    that happen to us on a day to day basis.

    This is a true story!


    A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon
    with me?'. The father who, despite having a heart condition,
    says 'Yes'.

    They went on to complete the marathon together. Father
    and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his
    son's request of going through the race together. One day, the
    son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.' To
    which, his father said 'Yes' too.


    For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon
    ever.

    The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile
    (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2
    kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon
    along the coast of the Big Island . Father and son went on to
    complete the race together. View this race at.....

    NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO:

    YouTube - My Redeemer Lives - Team Hoyt

    :42::42::42::42::42::42::42::42::42:
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    If you folks will excuse me while I wipe the tears out of my eyes and go call my dad and my sons!!! Thanks Fourdogs !!!!
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Awesome video. Makes us thankful for what we have.

    Thanks for posting that as a reminder to us all.
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Thanks Fourdogs.
     
  5. TCSTD

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    Please excuse my language, but DAMN that was powerfull.
     
  6. cuznjed

    cuznjed Junior Member

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    I'm with you Hobbit!!
     
  7. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    For those that haven't followed this amazing father-son team, they have competed in more marathons and IronMan triathlons (including the mother of all...Hawaii) than you can imagine. Not just a couple. Because most triathlons have minimum times at each transition point, they don't always get to finish. But, it is always an incredibly inspiring story.

    You can catch them on TV every once in a while when they televise the Hawaii Ironman.

    Glad I already called my son today. Have to wish my father a Happy 4th through fond memories only.

    Thanks for posting!
     
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I do believe I just saw the first real "Iron Man". Awesome. Thanks for posting that.

    On a related note, (sort of), in one of my early bike races, the course was a bear, and totally not the kind of course I preferred. I was whining pretty bad, griping about everything and I would never do that race again etc, and I got passed by a guy with one arm, on a steep uphill, he was riding, I was carrying. I quickly shut up, got on the bike and finished the race. :s Don't forget to appreciate all you have.
     
  9. biscuit

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    WOW.That's powerful and evocative stuff..One of my sons has just moved to Adelaide(a city about 1500 miles away) and the other has just joined the Army.
    Gave 'em both a call after watching that clip...:40:
     
  10. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    Amen!