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 wow...this guy gets my vote as athlete of the year. 
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There are no words to describe what you're about to see.

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".

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!

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Post Re: wow...this guy gets my vote as athlete of the year.
I saw that a few years back, amazing. Especially the part where he's swimming and pulling his son in the boat.


Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:28 pm
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Post Re: wow...this guy gets my vote as athlete of the year.
S197 wrote:
I saw that a few years back, amazing. Especially the part where he's swimming and pulling his son in the boat.


Jack LaLanne pulled 70 boats filled with 70 people for one and a half miles through the Long Beach Harbor on his 70th birthday, while handcuffed and shackled.


Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:25 pm
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Eli wrote:
S197 wrote:
I saw that a few years back, amazing. Especially the part where he's swimming and pulling his son in the boat.


Jack LaLanne pulled 70 boats filled with 70 people for one and a half miles through the Long Beach Harbor on his 70th birthday, while handcuffed and shackled.


Yeah but this guy wasn't a marathon runner, he basically just did it for his son.


Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:08 pm
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Post Re: wow...this guy gets my vote as athlete of the year.
S197 wrote:
Yeah but this guy wasn't a marathon runner, he basically just did it for his son.


Jack LaLanne wasn't a swimmer. :)

In any case, it's inspiring. People do amazing things, often for reasons that are equally amazing.


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