Catherine Freeman is a sporting legend in Australia and around the world. She has raced against the best in the world and come out on top, winning gold medals at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. This book tells the story of her life, from her childhood in Mackay with her brothers and sisters, to lighting the cauldron at the 2000 Olympic Games before going on to win gold in the 400 metres. Cathy reveals her childhood joys and dramas, including the separation of her parents, her mother remarrying, and the death of her older sister, Anne-Marie, who lived with cerebral palsy. Cathy talks about the experiences of racism she encountered, and also about the trials of constant training and the need for self-motivation and positive encouragement to help bring her to the point where she could achieve her childhood dream.
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