Sprinter Freeman walks down the aisle

April 11th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Apr.11 (ANI): Olympic champion Cathy Freeman married Melbourne stockbroker James Murch in a private ceremony on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula on Saturday.

Under a sea of umbrellas put up to foil the long lenses of paparazzi photographers and TV cameras, the champion sprinter walked down the aisle to wed Murch in front of 120 guests at the Spray Farm winery at Portarlington.

The couple is believed to have signed an exclusive agreement with a magazine for 100,000 dollars, but the fee will be donated to charity, the Nine Network reported on Saturday.

It’s the second trip down the aisle for the Sydney 2000 gold medallist in the women’s 400m, who has been with Murch for three years, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The couple chose Billy Joel’s Just The Way You Are for their wedding dance.

Weddings guests were confronted by a phalanx of security guards at the entrance to the estate. (ANI)

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