Super Dad Rick Van Beek

Rick van Beek from Byron Center, Michigan, started running. But he is not a usual runner. He participates in races carrying his 13-year-old daughter Maddy, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The girl is unable to talk or walk but she enjoys being outside and feel the breeze in her hair and in her face. Rick pushes Maddy in a buggy, pulls her in a special bike when it comes to cycling and pulls her through the water in a custom-made kayak. Together the “Team Maddy” has participated in more than 70 triathlons, half-marathons and other outdoor races.

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