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Dara Torres' Secret

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Posted on August 5th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Dara Torres has been named Masters Athlete of the year after her amazing performance in Beijing. At age 41, she came off another retirement to set another American record and make the Olympic team for a record fifth time. Torres may be the most remarkable athlete in the world. What's her secret? Eight years ago, at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Torres revealed her fountain of youth. It was a story that largely went unreported. Until now, in this Growing Bolder exclusive.

Dara's Book: Age is Just a Number

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    Posted 5:20pm August 20th, 2008
    I love this woman and although at times I went "ouch" I can only wish I were still that flexible. I know of some naysayers that could benefit from watching this. Love you Dara..

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    Posted 2:52pm August 12th, 2008
    Your Turn:Torres will reportedly spend over $100,000 this year on massage therapists and personal trainers. So what do you think? Does Dara's success inspire others to stay active as they age, or discourage them because of the physical and financial commitment it takes? Leave a

  • Posted 12:51pm August 12th, 2008

    No question it's expensive to be an Olympic athlete, but I don't think it's a function of age. Just imagine how much Michael Phelps's training costs.

    The important thing is that the Dara Torres story isn't as rare as might be thought. Advances in training, nutrition, and mindset have enabled other athletes to perform at high levels, and that's certainly good news for all of us.

    If you are interested in the Dara Torres story, I would invite you to listen to an interview with Dianne DeNecochea, a professional volleyball player who, like Dara Torres, conquered the big 4-0 and motherhood and made it to the quarter-finals of the 2008 Olympic trials. She will be interviewed will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. ET: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dryessis.

    There is also great information on staying fit at any age at http://www.dryessis.com. It's easier and more fun to play sports if you're doing them right and that's the special focus of this site.

  • Posted 4:36pm August 10th, 2008
    This is a wonderful video! This woman is such an inspiration. Thank you for presenting this information for us.

    Dr. Sally Witt

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