Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:37:56 GMT | By AFP RelaxNews, additional images by REUTERS and WireImage
5 minutes with Olympic gold medalist, Cathy Freeman

Up close and personal with Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman who talks about her training, diet and her Olympic achievements.



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(Relaxnews) - At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, runner Cathy Freeman galvanized the world by lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony (the first competing athlete to do so at the Games) and earning a gold medal in a dazzling 400m sprint.
An Australian of Aboriginal descent, Freeman has since hung up her running shoes and devotes her time to an issue close to her heart. In 1997, she founded The Cathy Freeman Foundation, a charity devoted to helping to educate Aboriginal children.

Speaking with Relaxnews, she looked back on her Olympic achievements and how she prepped for winning the her gold medal.

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