Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.
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.
Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.
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.
Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.
My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
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.
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!
I'm drinking lots of herbal tea.
When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.
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.
I quite clearly have made the right decision in my heart, retirement was the way.
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.
I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.
This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
I don't have a lot of regrets in my life.
I don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.
I made publicity contracts with Nike, several broadcasting companies and airline companies within Australia.
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