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Team Hoyt

Its Only a Mountain


Cover of the Book Its Only a Mountain

Both the book and the website are inspiring beyond belief!
 - Mike Burks Public Information Officer ICDRI


The book is personal, emotional, motivational, uplifting and a must read!

Hard Cover
332 Pages
23 Chapters

To purchase this book which is extremely inspirational, please send a check for $27.00 to:
Dick Hoyt
241 Mashapaug Road
Holland MA 01521
The check includes taxes, shipping and handling.


In Dick Hoyt's world the only difference between and hill and mountain is something called attitude, and along with their courage and determination, the Hoyt family has conquered many mountains the past forty years, literally and figuratively.  They were devastated when their first son was born with cerebral palsy, a non-vocal quadriplegic but the accepted the challenge.  Rather than put Rick in and institution and forget him - as was suggested by the doctors - they gave him a life unlike any other.

ESPN, ABC, and NBC brought national attention to Team Hoyt when they conquered the Ironman Hawaii and again they traversed the Rocky Mountains on a bicycle.  Dick a novice swimmer tethers himself to a rubber dinghy and tows his adult son 2.4 miles in the Pacific Ocean.  He straps Rick to a seat on the front of a custom built bicycle and pedals 112 miles.  Together they then complete the Ironman events by running a marathon 26.2 miles, with Rick seated in a running chair.  'These are tremendous accomplishments, of course, but they represent only couple of the rungs in Team Hoyt's inspirational ladder.

If you are expecting a simple sports biography, or only a story about a man competing in triathlons and marathons, you are in for a pleasant surprise.  That is not what you will din between the covers of this book.  Instead, prepare for and emotional saga about the tremendous accomplishments of a handicapped person surrounded by a family motivated by love for one another and for humanity in general!


To find out more Visit the Team Hoyt Web Site!




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