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Hi guys, ever since I was little I only had one dream – to win a gold medal at the Olympics. When I was twenty-seven years old, my dream came true. I'll never forget that night at the Sydney 2000 Games – as I crossed the finish line, it was as if the whole of Australia was cheering for me. Sometimes I still wonder how it happened.

When I was growing up, I felt no different to anyone else. I loved having fun with my brothers, sleeping over at nanna's and going horse riding with my dad. But I especially loved to run. With the help of my family, coaches and teachers, I became the best female 400-metre runner in the world. I hope you enjoy my story, and that it inspires you to chase after your dreams too!

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 5, 2007


    192 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook


    March 5, 2007

    Penguin eBooks

    156 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    On selection list
    Reading list


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