Monday, August 4, 2008

Dara Torres Proves Age Doesn't Matter

Number 2 on Time's list of 100 Olympic athletes to watch, Dara Torres will be racing against the odds. The 41-year old mother broke the U.S. record in the 50-meter freestyle, a record which was previously held by none other than Torres herself. She qualified for both the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events but chose to solely compete in the former in Beijing. This will be the 5th Olympics she will be competing in, a feat no other swimmer has achieved. Steroid talks have swirled around Torres since she continues to dominate her event despite her age, but she has been more than open to testing. She is one of the few members of the United States Anti-Doping Agency's pilot project, which involves rigorous testing far beyond the Olympic standard. So if not drugs, then what is her secret? Resistance training and core work. Looks like that simple recipe may just be enough to bring home another gold medal.

1 Comment:

KJtheGreat said...

she's on the juice...or the clear. or something. i mean, i wouldn't be surprised if that were the case! i mean, 40 plus in Olympic swimming and dominating? that's like a 26 year old gymnist taking over--not happening!