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By Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil

ISBN-10: 0767931920

ISBN-13: 9780767931922

From mythical Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir approximately staying healthy, getting older gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of usa citizens of every age whilst she introduced her Olympic comeback as a brand new mom on the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from aggressive swimming and 8 years on the grounds that her final Olympics. while she took 3 silver medals in Beijing—including a heartbreaking .01-second end at the back of the gold medalist within the women’s 50-meter freestyle—America enjoyed her the entire extra for her magnificent fulfillment and her good-natured popularity of the results.

Now, in Age is simply a Number, Dara finds how the dream of an Olympic comeback first got here to her—when she was once months into her first, hard-won being pregnant. With humor and candor, Dara recounts how she back to severe training—while nursing her baby daughter and contending together with her liked father’s lengthy conflict with melanoma.

Dara talks frankly approximately diving again in for this comeback; approximately being an older athlete in a more youthful athletes’ online game; approximately festival, doubt, and trust; approximately operating via ache and uncertainty; and finally—about seizing the instant and, most crucial, by no means giving up. a very self-made legend, her tale will resonate with ladies of all ages—and with someone bold to entertain a likely very unlikely dream.

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