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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dara Torres, Elizabeth Weil Narrator: Rebecca Lowman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, in Age 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/8/2014

    " Very interesting and inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/7/2014

    " Dana Torres is quite amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andy Plonka | 1/31/2014

    " Torres is a driven person but it's nice to know even though you get older you can still be active and competitive in a sport generally given over to the younger set. Mind over matter and all that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eileen | 1/29/2014

    " love Dara Torres, very inspiring "

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