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Racing at heart of bond between dad, disabled son

Dick Hoyt, left, talks with his son Rick as he wheels him next to a statue dedicated in their honor in front of the Center School in Hopkinton, Mass., on Monday.
Dick Hoyt, left, talks with his son Rick as he wheels him next to a statue dedicated in their honor in front of the Center School in Hopkinton, Mass., on Monday.
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HOLLAND, Mass. — The year was 1992, and Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, wanted to run and bike across the country to raise funds for a charity for cerebral palsy — a condition 30-year-old Rick developed at birth. But cerebral palsy didn’t want anything to do with a trek across the United States. “And, uh, so this insurance company that was going to finance us backed out with four weeks to go before — ...


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