Local masters runner Dixon Hemphill, who once owned the Fairfax Running Center and directed the Golbin Gallop, talks about running into his 90s and getting hit by a car when he was 74.
After our alternate universe intro, we set docs loose at (5:36) and find out whats grinding Docs’ gears part one of today, as docs vents about his car troubles.
At (17:19) we are joined by guest, 93-year-old runner Dixon Hemphill. At (18:46) Dixon tells us about getting his start in running at the age of 50.
At (21:48) Dixon talks about getting hit by a car while training for a triathlon at the age of 74 and how it did not deter him from continuing to run. At (24:54) we ask Dixon about some of his PRs.
At (26:10) Dixon talks about his transition from owning a couple of running stores to race management, specifically the Goblin Gallop. At (29:15) we talk about the transition from local road races to running on the national scene in the 90 year age groups.
At (32:55) Dixon talks about a typical week in his training program. At (36:00) we ask about injuries and limitations that might come with running into his 90s. At (39:09) we talk about whats coming up next with his racing.
At (44:00) Dixon talks about his time studying in Sweden and at (46:40) we talk about his time serving in the U.S. Navy. We are back at (52:58) to wrap up the interview.
At (54:44) we add a topic to the agenda and talk about an upcoming box office flop with local running ties. At (59:06) Joanna has a new favorite runner as she gushes over the latest Shelby Houlihan performance.
At (1:00:27) we talk about some possibly ridiculous Guinness Book of World Records running records. We close out at (1:05:22) with another whats grinding Docs’ Gears with a track etiquette segment.