Rick White’s icon. Boston Marathon. He completed a decades-long race with his father and announced that he would retire.
White, 59, with quadruple disease with cerebral palsy, will no longer run the marathon due to health problems. Metro West Daily News Reports.
White completed 32 races with his father, Dick White, who recently pushed his son on a 26.2-mile course in 2014.
Senior White. He died in March at the age of 80.
According to the White family, Rack lives in a subsidiary in Leicester. With the time it takes to complete the marathon and the drive to the facility, it is now far away from home so that the length of the route can be extended. Daily News. Reports
“He can’t be out of his comfort zone for more than four or five hours at a time,” his brother Russia told the newspaper.
Rick, who is still able to take part in small road races, told WBZ is happy with his decision.
The White Legacy, however, will continue through the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday.
The marathon’s inaugural “Opening Celebration” will honor marathon figures who have died this year, and will include the first-ever Dick and Rick Hot Awards ceremony, each year to showcase the spirit of Team White’s legacy. Will be offered. The Boston Athletic Association said.
In addition, the award comes with the Dick and Judy White Inclusion Grant, which helps families help children with disabilities to participate in activities with their non-disabled peers. Daily News.
Russia told the newspaper, “People know what my father and Rick did through racing, but people are starting to forget that my mother (Judy) changed the special education law in Massachusetts to stop. “We really want to bring back the work that he did before and the work that they did together.”
On Monday, Team White will include 13 members, including three runners who are promoting their family members as a pair.
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