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.
My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.
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.
Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.
Money makes life easier but I don't want to be rich, not at all.
I have time to breathe, time to be myself more often, I am a lot more relaxed and less guarded.
Asthma is treatable and well can be controlled.
I want to keep my private life private.
The thing I do best is laugh.
I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
I like being in the workforce; it keeps me grounded.
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.
This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.
People could see in me who I am now, an Olympic champ, the best in the world.
My last real race was at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000.
When I was 18 years old, about to develop my sportsman career, the asthma complaints became already some years before.
I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless.
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.
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 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 don't like people looking at me; I hate the attention.
I'm not a marriage expert, quite clearly.
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 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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