After Thomas Dixon suffered a traumatic brain injury in late 2010, he was forced to find creative ways to cope with the episodic malfunction of his memory as we detailed in the July Mensa Bulletin cover story. These days, he’s reconnecting with an old passion — attempting to return to the fitness level he says is responsible for saving his life.
"Just a few weeks ago, Dixon framed a photo of himself, unconscious in a hospital bed after the accident, with a familiar caption: My life was in question. The image is juxtaposed with his 2011 Philadelphia Half Marathon medal, a shot of him after the race and his acceptance letter to graduate school, which he finished in May. This is my answer. ‘It felt like a sense of self return, to be running like that,’ he said."