Let's not forget Dara Torres, who at age 41 is the oldest swimmer on the US Olympic team and the US record holder in the 50m. In a sport dominated by youngsters, Dara won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle. When you realize that the ages of the gold and bronze medalists combined still don't add up to 41, you realize how terrific a feat it is.
Hmm, maybe the 40s aren't going to be so bad after all. 🙂 Go, Dara! You've made us proud.