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Friday, April 22, 2022

April 22, 2022: Boston Marathon Studying: Team Hoyt

[On April 19th, 1897, the first Boston Marathon was run. So for the 125th anniversary of this iconic road race, this week I’ll AmericanStudy a handful of Marathon histories and contexts, leading up to a special Guest Post from my favorite RunningStudier!]

I don’t really want to analyze the amazing, inspiring story of Dick and Rick Hoyt, the father-son duo known as Team Hoyt whose more than 30 Boston Marathons—among countless other races—became the stuff of true Boston, sports, and collective legend. Some stories are beyond even AmericanStudier’s need for constant analysis. But I also didn’t want to write a Boston Marathon series without highlighting the Hoyts. So check out those pieces and resources above, and here’s to one of the most iconic father-son combinations we’ve ever seen!

Guest Post this weekend,


PS. What do you think? Other Boston Marathon histories or stories you’d highlight?

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