Dick And Rick Hoyt Complete Final Boston Marathon Together
BOSTON (CBS) — Monday’s Boston Marathon was the last for father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt.
The two had planned 2013 would be their last but after the bombings, they vowed to be back for one more.
It was the 32nd marathon for the team.
“We’re running in honor of the people who got killed and injured,” Dick, 74, said. “Boston is so much stronger than it was a year ago.”
Experiencing back problems, Dick was confident they would get through the race and believe the crowd’s energy would carry them.
On Sunday night, the team was honored during the Red Sox pregame ceremony at Fenway Park.
While Monday’s marathon was be the last for Dick and Rick together, Rick plans to continue the streak.
“We have Team New England so one of them will be pushing Rick next year in the Boston Marathon,” Dick said.
At about 5 p.m. the team crossed the finish line.
“We had to do this race, we knew right away after last y ear that we would come back and honor the people who were killed and injured,” Dick said. “We’ve always said Boston is strong but do you know how strong Boston is this year?”
Dick said the team couldn’t believe the crowd and noise along the course.
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