Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus. The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You've got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well.
My story has resonated around the world. I am just Catherine, I just like to run. And I'll run with opportunities.
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 am very determined and the sport is my passion. I believe I am born for running.
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.
My feelings tried to control me on my run. I had to concentrate fully on forthcoming running and success. I wanted to triumph.
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.
I'm so lucky. I have such a great support system. All I have to do is run.
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