Mile News Tagged Dixon Hemphill

Dixon Hemphill, 96, Completes Navy Mile on Navy’s 264th Birthday

October 15, 2021

“It’s never too late to start running.”

From The Navy Mile

United States Navy World War II Veteran, Dixon Hemphill, completed the 7th The Navy Mile on Wednesday, October 13th in honor of the Navy’s 264th birthday.

Hemphill, 96, referred to himself as a “Navy man” and was happy to be...

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Dixon Hemphill, 94, Refuses to Let Cancer or Age Stop Him from Running

October 03, 2019

The Navy Mile, on Sunday morning, honors the local DC legend and WWII veteran: Lieutenant Commander Dixon Hemphill 70 & Over Heat

By Kelyn Soong,

Twenty years ago, doctors told Dixon Hemphill he would never run again.

He was riding his bike down a hill, going about...

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The Navy Mile dedicates women’s elite heat to Senior Chief Shannon M. Kent

September 15, 2019

Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend Jim Ryun guest of honor; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale

From The Navy Mile

Continuing its tradition to honor fallen heroes, the 5th Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue will dedicate the women’s elite heat to Senior Chief...

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Senior Athletes: Going the Distance

August 09, 2016

"To this day, Lee, I'm the only man in the world who's run a 10-minute Mile after age 90. And I'm the only man in the world who has run a 15-minute Mile after age 95. I'm bragging, aren't I?"

By Lee Cowan, CBS News

If you're sitting on your couch, maybe after an extra waffle or two, and you...

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