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What the future holds for Dara Torres ...

Updated: August 17, 2008, 4:38 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (Aug. 16, 2028) -- On the eve of what Dara Torres promises (wink, wink) will be her final Olympic race, I'm reminded of that summer two decades ago when she astounded America and its then-50 states with her age-defying prowess in the pool.

That was 2008 in Beijing, back when northern Tibet was known as China and newspapers covered the Summer Olympics for the final time. (Newspapers were a once-popular form of communication with a delivery system that relied upon ...

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