This post is copy/pasted from another forum. I just wanted to share it, because it's pretty hardcore.
cliffs: man called **** and his wife have a kid name Rick Rick was diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy In 1977 Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident **** agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, "Dad, when I'm running, it feels like I'm not handicapped." 33Years later, **** and Rick have competed in over 1000 events, including 6 Ironman Triathalons (2.5mile swim, 112mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run, all without stopping) but Rick cant run, cycle or swim..so **** has to carry him all the way.
In a triathlon, **** will pull Rick in a boat with a bungee cord attached to a vest around his waist and to the front of the boat for the swimming stage. For the biking stage, Rick will ride a special two-seater bicycle, and then **** will push Rick in his custom made running chair (for the running stage).
now if that's not hardcore, i dont know what is
Racing History 238 Triathlons (6 Ironman distances, 7 Half Ironman) 22 Duathlons 68 Marathons (27 Boston Marathons) 8 18.6 Milers 92 Half Marathons 1 20K 37 10 Milers 31 Falmouth 7.1 Milers 8 15K's 212 10K's 153 5 Milers 4 8K's 18 4 Milers 129 5K's 8 20 Milers 2 11K's 1 7K 1032 Total Events (as of July 2010)