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People run to stay fit others run to block -- little -- our next guest runs with his wheelchair bound son to inspire.
Dick Weiss is over seven years old you wouldn't know it.
But for nearly 35 years he's raced in seventy marathons in nearly 250 triathlon all with his disabled son Rick in -- And he joins me today to tell me what's motivated the -- remarkable -- Good morning -- thing in -- -- I found out from chatting with you you're an athlete you're an athlete in high school baseball football basketball.
But then you got married you had Rick -- until you were forty at Rick's urging that you started this whole race thing when any -- That's correct.
Rick was attending at basketball game for us Mick communicates.
With a computer and he has -- -- it had he controls it okay.
And so each team went to a basketball game and he told me all about this and basketball player at Westfield State College tuition -- -- this paralyzed from the waist down I'm gonna have to cherry road raced to try to help raise some money should they pay his medical bills.
Well we came home net gain he told -- all of and he said dad I have to do something for him I won't let him know life goes on you know as allies I -- -- run in the race.
And it's -- -- forty years old.
I was not -- -- I used to run maybe three times a week of -- time.
Just to try to keep my weight down that's all we had was -- Mulholland wheelchair which was prescription form -- through its body.
And we had had time pushing -- it -- mind running it.
But we went down in the race was a five mile race to -- -- off and -- -- -- took off all the other -- probably -- -- we go to UConn and -- come back.
While we didn't we finish the -- fine amounts coming in next to last but not plastic.
And now that journey has taken you for.
I -- hundreds of races you're about to do the Boston Marathon again this will be your 31 time except this time at the starting line there's going to be -- This going to be a bronze statue.
And you know it's so huge because when -- -- they -- forget -- put them away put -- in institution's going to be enough about a special for the question of life.
Now that vegetable is turning into a bronze statute.
And it's a life sized bronze -- it's at the static night.
And content and for the -- but they gave you a miniature -- you said battle weighs 300 pounds that's right -- they did -- -- of management and it weighs 300 pounds so I have no idea what this conflict.
So you also want people out there not only to be inspired by all these trees is that you for under 73 years old by the time.
I mean you look amazing that's -- but you also have a campaign with Timex and.
Yes that's correct you know I mean -- -- Timex watch in the gate for the past thirty years and they have a new program on that I campaign run us.
And it's all different types of horizons for them to towel -- motivational.
Demo of facial -- speeches and everything else and and also if you need more information you can go to time next sports.
Well thank you so much colony and continue to do -- -- you know it's a good question everybody -- -- every year they say you know he's getting older and all had good stuff.
So great now there's no end in sight but -- I can see it coming.
Okay who trains four -- five days still a week and he does erase every weekend in the summer it's an amazing story good luck to you next week thank you.
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