The 400 Meter Favorite Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman has captured the interest of many at these Summer Olympic Games: she's the favorite in the women's 400 meter race and she is also Australia's best-known aboriginal woman. That's made her - unexpectedly - a national symbol. NPR's Howard Berkes has a profile.

The 400 Meter Favorite

The 400 Meter Favorite

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Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman has captured the interest of many at these Summer Olympic Games: she's the favorite in the women's 400 meter race and she is also Australia's best-known aboriginal woman. That's made her - unexpectedly - a national symbol. NPR's Howard Berkes has a profile.