April 20, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Police commissioner Ed Davis shakes hands with Boston marathon participant Dick Hoyt prior to the start of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Boston Marathon to be last for Dick and Rick Hoyt

Dick Hoyt announced this week that this year’s Boston Marathon will be the last for him and his son Rick.

Dick, age 73, has guided his son Rick, age 51, who has cerebral palsy, through the course for over three decades.

The elder Hoyt told CBS Boston that this year’s race will be an emotional one the Hoyt family:

‘It’s going to be unbelievable, this is going to be our 32nd Boston Marathon. Last year we did not go across the finish line we were stopped at the 25 mile marker. But we will be out there, we will get across it this year, it’s going to be very emotional.’

Before last year’s race, the father-son team was honored with a life-sized statue near the starting line in Hopkinton.

Although the duo won’t be participating in any more Boston Marathons, Dick told CBS that they still plan on entering smaller events throughout the year.

You can learn more about Team Hoyt at their website.

[Source: CBS Boston]

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