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Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.
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Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
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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.
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Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.
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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!
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I am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running.
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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.
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I definitely do things on my terms, it may not seem that way but I actually do.
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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.
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I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
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I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.
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I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.
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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.
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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.
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I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded.
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I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
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I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.
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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.
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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.
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I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia.
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I make no apologies.
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I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way.
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I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.
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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.
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I want to keep my private life private.
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I was always surrounded by expectation from the very first race I ran as a 5-year-old.
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I was convinced that olympic gold medal lay in the range of the possible. This victory was a realistic goal.
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I was going to shave it. It went in two parts. I got a bob first but it kept falling all over my face. Then it was off, short. The main reason it was long was because my mother cut it short when I was little and I was trying to make up for that.
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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.
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I would definitely take on that role, taking a stand on issues, like the government giving an apology or acknowledging indigenous people.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I'm doing something now where I'm going to have to learn so much and that takes time nurturing, those kinds of relationships.
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I'm drinking lots of herbal tea.
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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.
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I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
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I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.
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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.
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I've proved before when Freeman has had a lot of personal turmoil, she's managed to keep it together on the track. I pride myself on that.
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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.
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Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.
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My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.
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My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
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My mind is pretty made up that life for Cathy Freeman will be as an unmarried woman from now on.
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My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I'll run with opportunities.
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Peace, unity and harmony!
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People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world.
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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.
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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.
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The thing I do best is laugh.
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There are some things that will always remain the business of Alexander and I. This is our life we're talking about.
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They'll appreciate an Olympic gold medallist trying to live her life as normally as possible.
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This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
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When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.
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When I'm in a bad mood, I don't listen.
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With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.
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You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.
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