TEMPE, Ariz. — USA Triathlon and the multi-sport community celebrated the achievements of four triathlon legends Friday night, as Cherie Gruenfeld, Richard Eugene “Dick” Hoyt and Richard Eugene “Rick” Hoyt, Jr., and Mike Plant (posthumous) were inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. The gala and ceremony, benefiting the USA Triathlon Foundation, were held in Tempe in conjunction with the inaugural Endurance Exchange conference hosted by USA Triathlon and Triathlon . Apr 01, · It was when Rick Hoyt heard about a road race that would help a lacrosse player from his school who recently became paralyzed. He had a desire to participate in the race to help the lacrosse player. Rick told his father about it. The problem was that Dick Hoyt was not a runner and had never had any desire to be a runner.
Jun 02, · Dick Hoyt, whom Lyons took over for in the mile race, shared the news on his Facebook page Tuesday morning. RELATED: This One Tom Brady Ranking Among NFL QBs Really Puts Things In Perspective “Received some horrible news yesterday that Bryan Lyons passed away in his sleep – taken from his friends and family too soon,” Hoyt wrote.