A hat tip to my pal Gifted Typist, who wrote about this incredible inspiration to us all. Dara Torres is a 41-year-old competitive swimmer and just qualified for the Olympics after coming out of retirement to raise her daughter. I loved how she couldn’t see the scoreboard after she’d won due to her aging eyes and wasn’t sure she was first in the 100-metre freestyle.

Given one of my big sports fantasies is to beat some young hottie at Wimbledon or win the Tour de France — both at the age I am at right now — this story really moved me.

And it’s about time we made household name heroes out of FEMALE athletes, no? Because if this was a guy, he’d be on the cover of magazines in the coming weeks.

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