Statement on the Passing of Boston Marathon Icon Rick Hoyt


BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association extends heartfelt condolences to the Hoyt family on the passing of Rick Hoyt, 36-time Boston marathon finisher and iconic member of Team Hoyt.

The B.A.A. wishes to share the following statement in memory of Rick:

Rick Hoyt will always be remembered as a Boston Marathon icon and for personifying the “Yes You Can” mentality that defined Team Hoyt. We are fortunate to have been able to call Rick a friend, mentor, pioneer, and Boston Marathon finisher. His legacy will live on through the Rick & Dick Hoyt Award, which is presented each April around the Boston Marathon to someone who exhibits the spirit of Team Hoyt through advocacy and inclusion. 

Our thoughts go out to the Hoyt family, Rick's many friends, and all who were touched by his positivity. 


Images of Rick and Dick Hoyt can be found on the Boston Marathon Social Media Channels: 





Rick Hoyt and Dick Hoyt







Rick Hoyt and Dick Hoyt approach Hereford Street

Rick Hoyt and Dick Hoyt at the Boston Marathon