92 and 99-Year-Old Runners Race

 

92-year-old Dixon Hemphill recently impressed spectators at an indoor track and field meet in Albuquerque when he ran the 60-meter-dash in 18.05 seconds. And that would have been the most impressive moment of the day if he hadn't been narrowly beaten by 99-year-old Orville Rogers with a time of 18 seconds flat.

The two men lined up for the race with glasses, black socks and artificial hips and were neck-and-neck for the entire race. But Rogers leaned in at the finish line and beat the younger Hemphill by a nose.

Rogers, a World War II veteran, believes he won because he works out three times a week at the gym.

Rogers has now beaten Hemphill in this event four years in a row. But Hemphill has the stamina and beats Rogers in the longer events like the 200, 400, 800, and 1600. (Runners World)

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