The Real Amazing Race!
I just had to extent this to you, it is an amazing true story...
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' too.
For those who don'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.
During the Ironman, the son, as you would expect, was ahead of the father on bike ride and marathon legs. Yet the father was in the lead during the ocean swim. Still, they started as a team and finished as a team without the father's heart slowing them down - the father gave his all.
This is an amazing story of love as you can see how the father derives all of his strength from his son.
The next time you think you cannot do something or you cannot make a difference, you should think about this father and son Ironman team.
NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO (actual video of the race!):