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Hoyts receive ESPY honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was given to father-and-son duo Dick and Rick Hoyt by actor-director Ben Affleck. The younger Hoyt was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to use his hands and legs. His 73-year-old father Dick pushes him in a custom-made running chair, and together they have participated in more than 1,000 endurance events, including 31 Boston Marathons.

‘‘I don’t think you could find two guys more proud to represent the city of Boston,’’ Dick Hoyt said.

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