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Teri Hatcher the new and famous 45-year-old face of triathlon

Posted Dec 30 2009 8:55am

Teri-hatcher When a typical amatuer athlete gets bitten by the triathlon bug the world's press doesn't notice, but when Teri Hatcher falls for the sport the cameras start to click.

In the upcoming February issue of Prevention Magazine Hatcher talks about turning 45-years-old, and how her new love for triathlon and the training  that goes with it helps her stay young and fit.

"I wasn't panicked about [turning 45] – it just seemed like a milestone," the Desperate Housewives star said. "The older you get, the more you become aware of the things you can't change and the things you can change."

As you may recall from THIS story Hatcher completed this year's Malibu Triathlon is a respectable time of 2 hours, and 11 minutes.

According to People Magazine, "Her routine includes a heart-pounding 10-minute workout of 20 lunges, squats, bicep curls, shoulder presses, push ups and chair dips, followed by a Pilates session.

After training for the triathlon daily with 50-mile bike rides, back-and-forth swimming in her backyard pool and lifting free weights, Hatcher didn't give a fig about her competition when the race started. "I wasn't really in a race against anything but my own will: Would I make it without stopping, without walking, without stopping to pee: My goal was not to do any of those things, and I didn't!"

Now on track to keep her naturally lithe shape strong, she nixes counting calories. "I've never been a dieter. I put blueberries in oatmeal, but I also put brown sugar in."

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