Thursday, August 7, 2008

You'll probably need a kleenex.

A Story:
A son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father, who despite having a heart condition, said "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."
And his father of course replied "Yes." (For those who don't know, the Ironman is the toughest triathlon. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile marathon along the coast of the Big Island. Father and son went on to complete the race.

Now watch the video.

(In case you're wondering, I went through at least 11 kleenex while sitting in my office at work.)


kgn said...

my computer won't play sound on videos, but i think i read this story in reader's digest or something, and i definitely cried. or no, it was in sports illustrated because i asked jake if he read it and cried. he said no.

J. Elle said...

Jake, you are a hardened man.