Power Point: Age is just a number

August 13, 2008, 2:10 AM UTC
Fortune

“Age is really just a number. Water doesn’t really know what age you are.”

— Dara Torres, the 41-year-old Olympian, as reported by Time. Torres, the oldest swimmer in the Games and the first American ever to compete in five Olympics, has been outperforming teammates half her age. She anchored the 4×100 freestyle relay, winning a silver medal for the U.S. Next week, she competes in the 50m freestyle, where she holds the American record.