Last Updated on July 9, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Cathy Freeman Books
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!
“In 2020, Andrew advanced to the position of Vice President with the Association of Track and Field Statisticians, having devoted seven years as an active member. His impressive track record includes roles such as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant (2013-2015) and a distinguished stint as a Sprint Coach and Consultant at the renowned Zamboanga Sports Academy (2015-2017). Today, he offers his expertise as a Consultant Coach with VMUF, starting from 2021.
A recognized voice in the sports community, Andrew is the Chief Editor of Pinoyathletics.info. Additionally, his consultancy contributions to Ayala Corp in evaluating their Track and Field Program underline his deep domain knowledge.
Proficient in coaching sprints, middle-distance races, and jump events, Andrew boasts a Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification, specializing in Sprints and Hurdles. He is also on a progressive journey towards obtaining a Masters Degree in Education.