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ESPYS to honor the Hoyts

Updated: June 6, 2013, 4:15 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

The father-and-son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt, who have participated in more than 1,000 endurance events including 31 Boston Marathons, will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS in July.

The award is given in honor of late NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano, who inspired millions with his courageous battle against cancer in 1993.

Rick Hoyt, 51, was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to use his hands and legs. His father, 73, pushes him in a custom-made ...

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