As she goes for her sixth Olympics, the gorgeous gold medalist shares how she got these abs, how she gives herself a break, and what's inspiring her this time around.
By Jancee Dunn
If you ever need motivation to slide off the couch and hit the gym, just think of Dara Torres.
At 45, the superstar swimmer has been training feverishly to make her sixth Olympic swim team at London's Summer Games. Her event: the 50-meter freestyle, which is one frenzied lap. The swimmer (and model, TV sports commentator, author, and mother of 6-year-old Tessa, with ex-boyfriend David Hoffman) loves a challenge, but she's had some tough ones thrown her way in the past few years.
In 2009, she underwent major knee surgery for arthritis and had to take off a year to recover. Last year, her coach, Michael Lohberg, whom she adored, died at 61 from a rare blood disorder. And she has found that her body-as insanely fit as it is-doesn't bounce back from training as fast as it did a few years ago.
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