Sunday, April 06, 2008

A Father's Love

Someone sent me a link to this video. I think it is a touching video. I am quoting the words from the email that was sent to me.

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' to.

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.

Here’s the video


Simon said...

there is also another version of the video, which is the 1st time I get to know about them.

The other video uses the song "I can only imagine" by MercyMe, in which the song was based on the death of the song writer's dad.

Both videos never fail to move me to tears...

Rocky Racoon said...

Totally inspiring, thanks for sharing it. Very apt now that the Beijing Olympics have started, it reminds me what true human spirit and sports really is...