Statement on the Passing of Inspirational Triathlon Hall of Fame Member Rick Hoyt
by USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Rick Hoyt, who will forever be remembered as a triathlon icon and a trailblazer for athletes with disabilities.
A USA Triathlon Hall of Fame member along with his father, Dick, together the push-assist duo inspired athletes around the globe, showing us what’s truly possible with hard work, dedication and teamwork. Rick Hoyt's legacy will last forever through the lives he and his father helped change and the barriers he helped break.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the Hoyt family and Rick's many friends.
And "Team Hoyt" was born.
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 races and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).