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By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I have been told many times that when I win I make my people proud to be Australian. I am Aboriginal, I am one of them and every time I win or am honoured like this it should be an example to Aboriginal people who may think they have nowhere to go but down. But more importantly I am an Australian and I would like to make all Australians feel proud to be Australian. Ours is a truly multicultural society and should be united as such. I would like to believe that my successes are celebrated by all Australians, bringing our nation together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I'll run with opportunities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Peace, unity and harmony!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I'm doing something now where I'm going to have to learn so much and that takes time nurturing, those kinds of relationships.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I want to be a positive role model, especially for kids and Aboriginal people... When people see me, often all they see is another Australian athlete having a go. It isn't until they see the full Cathy Freeman picture that they realise how proud I am of my ancestry and heritage. I'd like a little more tolerance and acceptance of my culture and all the differing cultures that make up Australia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Realise there is always somebody else in the World who's not coping as well as you are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I'm learning in my own sort of quiet, out-of-the-spotlight kind of way. I certainly have my general point of view about the government, and the future of our children. I'm certainly learning all the time, I'm happy to be an onlooker for now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I decided that I was going to go to the Olympics to see if I had made the right decision to retire because I knew that if I'd made the mistake of retiring I would know during and after those Games in Athens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You've got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I felt so full of gratitude and humility that I clasped my hands in front of me, closed my eyes and said a silent prayer of thanks to God... I had at last achieved something I'd wanted for so long... My insides bubbled with happiness. It was a dream come true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I'm drinking lots of herbal tea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Being overseas at the time it all kind of happened was perfect because I had no idea that it was going to attract so much media attention and provoke these lovely people calling in and offering up their opinions and advice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cathy Freeman

The last sort of really low-key race I ran, I realized with about a hundred metres to go, that my heart just wasn't in it. I wasn't trying my hardest, I didn't care to compete against the girls I was up against. That spoke a lot about where my heart was taking me-which was off the track.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an unmarried woman from now on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Cathy Freeman

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Cathy Freeman

My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.