Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
It's difficult to write about Dara Torres because everybody already has a strong opinion about the 45-year-old Olympic hopeful. She's why we love sports. Or why we no longer do. She's proof of the power of hard work. Or proof of the power of modern science. Inspiration. Or fraud. This is what I mean by the death of amazement. We live in skeptical times, and what used to inspire us in sports now is just as likely to bring about rolled eyes. This is partially a journalistic conceit. We prefer healthy (if slightly unfair) skepticism to looking back at fawning Mark McGwire coverage with regret. There is no convincing one side the other is right, no amount of columns or clean drug tests are likely to pry y'all from what have become deeply worn positions on Torres. Of course, I have mine. What I am going to do is tell you what I saw and heard when I talked to her recently in Indianapolis, because I believe that best answers whatever doubt remains. Torres was exhaust...
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