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Born: 1973-02-16
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Australian
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This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.

Tags: Again, Chance, Hope

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

Tags: Cancer, Fear, Time

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.

Tags: Age, Experience, Love

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.

Tags: Good, Life, Team

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.

Tags: Mother, Short, Trying

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

Tags: Bad, Listen, Mood

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

Tags: Alone, Greatest, Place

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

Tags: Great, Lucky, Support

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

Tags: Achieve, Stars, Try

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.

Tags: Bad, Confidence, Friend

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

Tags: Less, Often, Time

Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.

Tags: Life, Money, Rich

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

Tags: Attention, Fantastic, Someone

Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.

Tags: Asthma, Between, Serious

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

Tags: Actually, May, Seem

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

Tags: Done, Fearless, She

I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.

Tags: Life, Regrets

I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.

Tags: Attention, Hate, Looking

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

Tags: Best, Friends, Lie

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

Tags: Grounded, Keeps, Workforce

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.

Tags: Confidence, Enjoy, Woman

I make no apologies.

Tags: Keep, Life, Private

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

Tags: Race, Ran, Surrounded
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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.

Tags: School, She, Thought

I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.

Tags: Clearly, Marriage, Quite

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

Tags: Last, Race, Real

Peace, unity and harmony!

Tags: Harmony, Peace, Unity

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

Tags: Best, Champ, Olympic

The thing I do best is laugh.

Tags: Best, Laugh

Whenever I hear the epistles of Paul read out loud in the liturgy, I am filled with joy... If I'm regarded as a learned man, it's not because I'm brainy. It's simply because I have such a love for Paul that I have never left off reading him. He has taught me all I know.

Tags: Brainy, Him, Love

There can be a lot done if you are not so particular about who gets credit for it.

Tags: Credit, Done, Particular

The pendulum is swinging back to the HD-DVD camp.

Tags: Camp, Pendulum, Swinging

The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great Depression and it has been increased 16 times. It's a well-established economic policy to help families.

Tags: Depression, Great, Help
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