Sunday, August 10, 2008


I am really enjoying the Olympics on television. I find the stories of the athletes truly inspiring. I am energized by their commitment. Someone sent me this Godtube clip this week that portrays an amazing story, set to a beautiful song.

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" too. For those who don'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 the race:


Uncommon Blonde said...

Wow. That is an amazing video.

Nursehand said...

I was really moved and inspired by that. Thank you for sharing a wonderful video!

Chatty Kelly said...

This is really a moving video. What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

Hopefulmom said...

Thanks so much for posting inspiring!

Merrie said...

childhood and parenting - such priceless relationships given by God! Thanks for sharing.