by Bob Babbitt | Sep 23, 2013 | | Comments Off
The father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt have completed over 1,100 races together including 70 marathons, 247 triathlons and six Iron distance triathlons since their first five mile run back in 1977. The real story of Team Hoyt, however, goes far beyond the races they have completed. It’s all about the attitudes they have changed and the lives they have impacted for the better.
Mel Hauschildt just won her second Ironman 70.3 World Championship. For a former steeplechaser – her steeple stories were hilarious! – who ended up taking a gold at the 2000 Goodwill Games and a silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, this triathlete-come-lately certainly is an unbelievable talent. She started cycling to help recover from one of her 13 running-induced stress fractures. Next up was swim training, and in 2011 she won her first Ironman 70.3 World Championship title.
Terenzo Bozzone took second place at the 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship behind Germany’s Sebastian Kienle. For someone who is only 28 years old, the man they call T has already had an amazing career with a total of five world championships under his belt. For some great athletes, a second place might be considered a disappointment. For T, after coming back from Achilles tendon surgery, second place was pretty damn sweet.
Broc Glover aka ‘The Golden Boy’ went pro in motocross at the age of 16 and won six AMA Motocross Championships during his Hall of Fame career. He also fell in love with cycling and running and became a hard core endurance athlete during and after his career on the motorcycle. He came in studio with us to chat about some of his greatest battles with fellow motocross legend David Bailey and about the September 14th event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that he has created to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, the disease that his 11 year old son Dayne deals with every day. For details on his event go to www.celebrationofthemotorcycle.com