When this longtime Dallas resident turns 100 years old on Nov. 28, opportunity will knock. Rogers currently holds 13 official world records for track and field at the masters level, a USATF designation for athletes over age 30. In fact, he has claimed all of the USATF records for running in the 95-99 age category, and he still holds four in the 90-94 category.
“I live life with a capital L,” he told GuideLive.
One race brought him international fame early this year. With no one to compete against in the 95-99 age group in the 60-meter dash at the 2017 national championships, Rogers was pitted in a heat against 92-year-old Dixon Hemphill, seven years his junior. Hemphill took a quick lead and held it for most of the race, but Rogers doubled down with stunning grit. He pulled out a victory by just 0.05 seconds. 
It wasn’t Rogers’ first world record, nor was it his fastest race of all time. But the resulting video …