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

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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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The Olympic medalist offers a memoir that recounts her comeback at the age of forty-one, from her decision to return to competitive swimming, to training while nursing her infant daughter, to her three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767931922
Subtitle:
Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Torres, Dara
Author:
Dara Torres
Author:
Elizabeth, Weil
Author:
Weil, Elizabeth
Author:
Dara Torres with Elizabeth Weil
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Swimming
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090407
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
227

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Biography » General
Biography » Sports
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Olympics

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"Synopsis" by , The Olympic medalist offers a memoir that recounts her comeback at the age of forty-one, from her decision to return to competitive swimming, to training while nursing her infant daughter, to her three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics.
"Synopsis" by , 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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