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Team Hoyt will skip marathon

By Andy Cuneo, Globe Correspondent, 4/10/2003

After a 22-year run that has brought inspiration to participants and fans, Dick Hoyt, 63, and his son, Rick, 31, will not be racing in the 107th Boston Marathon April 21.

Hoyt, who has pushed Rick, who has cerebral palsy, from Hopkinton to Boston the last 22 years, had angioplasty surgery last Friday and his doctors advised him not to run this year.

Channel 5 anchorman Mike Lynch reported that though Hoyt and his son will not participate, he says they will most certainly be back next year.

Lynch also reported that Hoyt and his son may come back and ''cheat a little bit'' this year.

Besides running the Boston Marathon every year since 1981, ''Team Hoyt'' has run in 185 triathlons and 62 marathons. Their best time in a marathon is 2 hours 40 minutes 47 seconds.

This story ran on page E2 of the Boston Globe on 4/10/2003.
© Copyright 2003 Globe Newspaper Company.

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