I was sent this story this week and it moved me greatly. I hope you enjoy it.

A son asked his father, “Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?” The father who despite having a heart condition, said, “Yes”

They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying, “Yes” to his son’s request of going through the race together.

One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let us join the Ironman together”;
to which his father said, “Yes”, too.

For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race consists of three endurance events of a 2.4 miles (3.86 kilometers) ocean swim followed by a 112 miles (180.2 kilometers) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers) marathon along the coast of the Big Island.

Father and son went on to complete the race together.


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  2. Adam Robinson

    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for sharing this. This is one of the best inspirational videos I’ve ever seen. I wish I could be as brave, as courageous, as loving. This made me want to become a better person. Really touching.

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Adam. I have always been attracted to inspirational stories so I am glad you too enjoyed it.