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Cathy Freeman
February 16, 1973 -
Nationality: Australian
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: Australian Athlete

I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do.


I make no apologies.


I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.


I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16, first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired. I'm 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.


I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.


Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.


This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.


I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.


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.


When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen.


I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it.


My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.


I want to keep my private life private.


I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.


I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.


I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded.


Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.


Peace, unity and harmony!


You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.


The thing I do best is laugh.


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