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Hoyt Statue Proposed For Boston Marathon

The father-son duo have been competing in the famous marathon for 30 years.

The father-son duo have been competing in the marathon for 30 years.

One of the most famous father-son teams in history may be getting the highest honor: their own statue. The Hopkinton Historic District, the town where the Boston Marathon starts, is currently considering the application for a bronze statue of Rick and Dick Hoyt that will be located on the lawn of the Center School.

Rick Hoyt, now 50, was born with cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. His father, Dick, has been pushing his son in races throughout the world, including the famous Boston Marathon.

“For the past 30 years, two [marathon] participants have captured the hearts of the world,” wrote School Committee Chairwoman Jean Bertschmann in the statue application. “The Hoyts, Rick and Dick, the father-and-son team, have literally changed the sport of marathoning and inspired both the able-bodied and physically challenged.”

The Historic District Commission will review the application and discuss it on Wednesday.

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