She is young, beautiful, Aboriginal. She is a world champion twice over, an Olympic medallist and one of Australia's greatest gold medal hopes for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. She is Cathy Freeman and this is her story so far - a journey just begun.
In many ways this young woman, who still has her whole life and Australia's hopes ahead of her, is modern Australia encapsulated. Award winning journalist Adrian McGregor gets to the heart and soul of Cathy Freeman in this riveting biography: from the roots of her extraordinary talent handed down from her father and grandfather, both champion rugby league footballers; to the dedication and encouragement of her loving family; to the support team dedicated to her advancement - most notably her manager and ex-partner Nick Bideau, but also her coach, her agent and her training partners.
But this is more than a tale of a runner, because Freeman is so much more. She's a warm generous, talented, intelligent, captivating and confident woman who is also an extraordinary athlete, driven to succeed . . .