I had actually seen this video on the Ironman's website a few months ago. It was a little different and actually had interviews with the father and son. It was moving then.
A couple days ago, this came to me in a forward. Read the story and then click on the link to watch the video. As someone who wants to do an Ironman someday (2010?) and who has just gotten into the sport, it makes my accomplishments pale in comparison.
Here's the text of the e-mail:
The son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?"
The father who, despite having a heart condition, said, "Yes." They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to do 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 do the Ironman together."
To which, his father said, "Yes."
For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and ends with a 26.2 mile marathon.
Father and son went on to complete the race together. View this race at: