Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

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Broadway Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When she took three silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second finish behind the gold medalist in the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results.

Now, inAge Is Just a Number,Dara reveals how the dream of an Olympic comeback first came to her—when she was months into her first, hard-won pregnancy. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she returned to serious training—while nursing her infant daughter and contending with her beloved father’s long battle with cancer.

Dara talks frankly about diving back in for this comeback; about being an older athlete in a younger athletes’ game; about competition, doubt, and belief; about working through pain and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the moment and, most important, never giving up. A truly self-made legend, her story will resonate with women of all ages—and with anyone daring to entertain a seemingly impossible dream.

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I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was really cool to see two Olympic swimmers that were mentioned in this book (Kara Lynn Joyce and Christine Magnuson). The only problem that I had with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Schultz - Goodreads

Interesting to hear her take on getting old and athleticism. Learned the fountain of youth is in the weight room and the use of anti-oxidants are more important to older athletes. Read full review

About the author (2009)

DARA TORRES has set three world records and has brought home twelve Olympic medals, including four golds. She is the first American swimmer to have competed in five Olympics. She lives in Florida.

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