Catherine Ndereba, known in athletics as Catherine the Great, is a runner of great repute and professionalism, one of the best marathoners the world has ever seen. She is strong, resolute, committed and a great credit to her country, Kenya. The world would be poorer without her contributions to athletics. She has now increasingly taken on the role of mentoring younger athletes. Catherine is truly a woman who has written her way into the history books of athletics. This her biography.