As of 2006, Hemingway leads a department at the InterActive Corporation (IAC)-owned online home improvement advertiser ServiceMagic in Golden, Colorado.
Never considered highly outside the US, Hemingway has stayed in the US rankings from Track and Field News over the years:
In 2002, Hemingway told The Denver Post, "The scary part is, it's like a habit you can't kick. It seems like every time I quit, I keep coming back."
Hemingway has a sound attitude about winning the silver medal, even though he had jumped higher in the past. He told the BP News Agency “I’m ecstatic about winning the silver,” Hemingway said. “You don’t lose gold medals. People win them. I won a silver, and Stefan Holm won a gold. He did what he had to do. He’s the world’s number one jumper for a reason.”
Hemingway nearly didn't return to Olympic competition. He stepped away from track competition for a while because he felt it was overwhelming him. Later, his motivation to return to competition is quoted at the Olympic Team website "On his return to track: "“This is something that God has gifted me to do . . . but it doesn’t matter if you jump high or pump gas, whatever you do you should do it unto the Lord.”"
Along with his wife, he has adopted one Ethiopian child and plan to adopt another. In the future, he and his wife plan to adopt a couple of other children.
He is a direct descendant of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.
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