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Father, paralyzed son ready for final Ironman race

Updated: October 23, 2006, 8:42 AM ET
Associated Press

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- When Rick Hoyt developed cerebral palsy at birth in 1962 after his umbilical cord became wrapped around his neck, cutting off oxygen to his brain, doctors suggested to his parents that he be institutionalized. But Dick Hoyt and his wife refused, insisting that their son have as normal a life as possible.

Although some might question whether running nearly 1,000 marathons and triathlons over 27 years is normal, the Hoyts think it is. On Saturday, Dick and Rick ...

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