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You grew up in the United States and Gary grew
up in Australia. Have you decided where you will
have your permanent home?
We havenít yet decided where we will live. Itís a tough decision
with family and friends in both countries. Right now it doesnít
matter because with us both traveling for the WIC we donít see
either of our families anyway. We dream of having a house in both
You have won so many world championship
titles and now you are a new bride.
Do you plan to keep skating in the future?
My future plans are to skate this last year in the WIC then go
into cycling. Iím not sure if I will compete or just ride for
fun...I will just ride at first and see where it takes me. I would
love to be in the Olympics but Iím getting pretty tired of killing
myself training, Iíve been doing it since I was 3. My real goal
and priority is to get a house and be able to live at home... not
from a suitcase. I would also like to finish college... no one from
my family has ever gone to college.
How about Gary. Does he plan to continue skating in the future?
For Gary he has been going to the World Championships since 1996
and although he has been one of the most consistent sprinters
averaging top 5-6 every year he is also retiring from the World
Championships with the dream of going to track cycling. He would
hope to stay in skating in some capacity to give back to the sport
but is also driven to succeed in business and also able to settle
down and buy a house.
OK now I'm going to get a bit personal
and you can answer or not - your choice of course.
How about kids? Do you and Gary want a houseful of them
or none at all?
Gary would be happy with 2 super babies. But I grew up in a
Day Care, my mom owns and runs her day care in her home. I
love kids and would like a big family. I would like 4-5 but
I think we are running out of time if we plan on cycling and
the Olympics and everything else. But we definitely want kidsÖ.
the question is how many??
( * Kathie's Wrap-Up comment * )
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