Dixon Hemphill recently ran the 60 meter dash in 18.5 seconds. Orville Rogers ran it in 18 seconds flat. Pretty impressive, especially when you consider Hemphill is 92 years old...and Rogers? he's 99! The 2 men lined up with glasses, black socks and artificial hips...and they were neck and neck for the entire race! But at the finish line, Rogers leaned in and literally beat Hemphill by a nose!
Rogers is a World War II veteran and he believes he won because he works out 3 times a week at the gym. Rogers, the older of the two, has won this race 4 times in a row. But Hemphill, at 92 is no slouch...he beats Rogers in the longer events, like the 200, 400, 600, and 1600 meter relays. No matter how you slice it, as Joe Pesci might say, these "two yutes" are amazing!