The Ultimate Tackle (Tackle it Tuesday Submission)

filed under: Miscellaneous on July 29, 2008

A son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’

The father who, despite having a heart condition, says ‘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’s join the Ironman together.’ To which, his father said ‘Yes’ .

 For those who didn’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together. View this Wow. God bless- Amanda

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  • Tammy says:

    One of my friends sent this to me a couple weeks ago before my marathon. Talk about inspiration. I guess that’s want you would call unconditional love. You can see the joy in the sons face as they come across the finish line. WOW simply amazing.

  • franticallysimple says:

    That is amazing. I needed that reminder that the struggles that I have with my child are minor and that I can turn them into triumphs.

  • Muthering Heights says:

    I’ve seen these guys on TV before…they’re both amazing!

  • genny says:

    I’ve seen this before and it makes my bawl every time. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Amanda!

  • Kelli says:

    Absolutely amazing!

  • janis soule says:

    Have also seen this but it never fails to inspire me! 🙂 (And bring me to tears…esp these days!) lol
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Bonnie says:

    Thank you so much for posting this for your Tackle It Tuesday. My day will be so different as I try to “tackle” my day with my three young children.

  • Lori says:

    There should be a kleenex warning on this Tackle it Tuesday. What a blessing and testament this video is to all of us.