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You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.
Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.
This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
Realise there is always somebody else in the World who's not coping as well as you are.
Disappointment and adversity can be catalysts for greatness. There's something particularly exciting about being the hunter, as opposed to the hunted. And that can make for powerful energy.
I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are.
I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running.
I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.
Peace, unity and harmony!
My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I'll run with opportunities.
With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.
I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do.
I've had my fair share of being dismissed. But I'm only about to turn 30. And when I finish running, I'm going to be a dangerous woman.
My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an unmarried woman from now on.
When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen.
I'm certainly not ready to go changing the world overnight right now. I'm completely uninformed about a lot of our issues, a lot of the nation's issues, not just Indigenous issues.
My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.
Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.
I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don't have that problem any more.
I'll just let time happen. I don't have to articulate what may be or what may not be. I don't even do that to myself.
I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way.
I'm doing something now where I'm going to have to learn so much and that takes time nurturing, those kinds of relationships.
Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.
I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded.
I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.
I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.
Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.
I was running since I was 10. Since grade one at school people looked at me and thought, oh gosh she can really run, she's a natural.
I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
I'm drinking lots of herbal tea.
When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.
For athletes traditionally it's such a fantastic stepping stone to greater things down the track and in the future. Don't undermine the Commonwealth Games!
The thing I do best is laugh.
The Athens Olympics will be meaningful even though I cannot participate as an athlete, since I can participate in the flame relay all over the world.
I'd like to see as many sports as I can because I have never had the chance to enjoy the other sports in the past.
I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.
People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world.
I took only twice a time-out, once, when I was hurt, and a second time, when I much felt I was exhausted out of personal reasons.
It is my second visit to Korea since the International Junior Athletic Championships in 1992. Both then and now, I felt Korea is an interesting country and the people are very kind.
I do not have any official responsibilities related to the Australian Olympic Committee or the Federation of Athletic Associations since I am too busy with my private business.
I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia.
I want to keep my private life private.
My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.