Cathy – Her Own Story ; by Cathy Freeman
For the first time, in her own words, Cathy Freeman tells the story of her remarkable life.
With characteristic honesty, she talks about growing up black in a white world, about her large, close-knit family, her complicated relationship with Nick Bideau, her marriage to Sandy Bodecker, and their painful separation.
Born to Run by Cathy Freeman
Ever since I was little I only had one dream – to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true.
I’ll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games – as I crossed the finish line, it was as if the whole of Australia was cheering for me.
Sometimes I still wonder how it happened. When I was growing up, I felt no different from anyone else.
I loved having fun with my brothers, sleeping over at nanna’s, and going horse riding with my dad.
But I especially loved to run.
With the help of my family, coaches, and teachers, I became the best female 400-meter runner in the world.
I hope you enjoy my story, and that it inspires you to chase after your dreams too!