April 15, 1985
Rick was born with cerebral palsy, which has confined him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. It was Rick who got the idea to start racing from an article about a crash victim who raced after being paralyzed. His dream came to fruition in 1981, the first time Team Hoyt ran the Boston Marathon. They are pictured here in their fifth year of participation.
(The Boston Globe Photo / File)