Ben Affleck to Present Top Award at 2013 ESPYS to Boston Marathoner With Cerebral Palsy and His Teammate/Father

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Argo director Ben Affleck arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in HollywoodBy Tonyt Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Boston native Ben Affleck will present the Jimmy V Perseverance award at the 2013 ESPYS on July 17, ESPN said Tuesday. The award will go to Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father-and-son team who have been racing together for more than 30 years. Rick, 51, was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to use his hands and legs; his father, 73, has pushed his son in a custom-made running chair in more than 1,000 endurance events, including triathlons and marathons. …

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