I've been at the IAAF Gala in Barcelona, i met her at the welcome dinner and then again at the Hall of Fame induction.
She has multiple sclerosis now and has been in a wheelchair for 30 years, she was a delight to talk to and said that this weekend has been the greatest honour of her life. I said meeting her was the same for me
Speaking of "afflicted" athletes, was pleasure to talk to John Walker for the first time in 9 years. These things come and go, of course, but his Parkinson's seemed much more under control this time around. He remains one of the sport's great gentlemen.
I was fortunate to meet Bett Cuthbert pre wheel chair. She was visiting my state, and she also was the inspiration at a gathering in Melbourne in 1977. Such a lovely person. And unbelievable athlete. At that stage in my career I was fortunate to be around a lot of great athletes, but Betty Cuthbert was a fantastic and caring person, as well as a ferocious competitor.