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#Sonia O'Sullivan

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me' Next Generation

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'

Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.

# sonia-osullivan - Friday 29 November, 2019

From The42 Listen to Episode 3 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42 Sonia Week

Listen to Episode 3 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42

In the final episode, we find Sonia at her lowest hour: Atlanta 1996.

# sonia-osullivan - Thursday 28 November, 2019

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year Top Of The Tree

Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year

There were plenty of smiles at the National Athletics Awards in Blanchardstown.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From The42 Listen to Episode 2 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42 Caterpillar Fungus

Listen to Episode 2 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42

We join O’Sullivan at the start line of the 1993 World Championships with the country expecting gold.

From The42 'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever' World Class

'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'

Sports historian and fellow former athlete Pierce O’Callaghan reflects on Sonia O’Sullivan’s legacy.

# sonia-osullivan - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

From The42 Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend Family Matters

Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend

‘I think my mother is still genuinely waiting for her to get a real job.’

From The42 The College Years - 'She set her goals and she was going to go after it. That was her attitude' Sonia At 50

The College Years - 'She set her goals and she was going to go after it. That was her attitude'

We retrace Sonia O’Sullivan’s time at Villanova with her former coach and teammate.

# sonia-osullivan - Monday 25 November, 2019

From The42 Listen to Episode 1 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42 Sonia Week

Listen to Episode 1 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42

Today we focus on her Olympic debut in Barcelona.

From The42 'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics' Home Girl

'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'

The42 takes a visit to Cobh, the hometown of Irish sporting legend, Sonia O’Sullivan.

From The42 Welcome to Sonia Week on The42... Sonia At 50

Welcome to Sonia Week on The42...

We’ll reflect on the Cobh woman’s career on the track and her impact off it as an Irish sporting legend turns 50.

# sonia-osullivan - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From The42 'She'd kill me!' Sonia O'Sullivan has no doubt who'd win a race between her and Sophie Family Matters

'She'd kill me!' Sonia O'Sullivan has no doubt who'd win a race between her and Sophie

Sixteen-year-old Sophie won 800m silver for Ireland at the European U18s earlier this month.

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 8 July, 2018

From The42 'A dream come true for her' - Sonia O'Sullivan thrilled with daughter Sophie's European silver medal Like Mother Like Daughter This post contains videos

'A dream come true for her' - Sonia O'Sullivan thrilled with daughter Sophie's European silver medal

16-year-old Sophie O’Sullivan won silver in the 800m final at the U18s European Championships in Hungary.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The42 Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country Melbs

Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad have been working towards rebounding on Saturday.

# sonia-osullivan - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From The42 'I did my first parkrun 13 years ago, not knowing it would become a constant in my life' Running For Life

'I did my first parkrun 13 years ago, not knowing it would become a constant in my life'

Sonia O’Sullivan last week completed her 100th parkrun, and tells The42 she is enjoying running more than ever.

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Sonia was almost the perfect Irish hero: courageous, determined, yet fragile and all too human'

Moreover, Irish sport has continually demonstrated our nation’s capacity to unite behind certain events and certain individuals, writes Dr Richard McElligott.

# sonia-osullivan - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From The42 18 for 18: Sophie O'Sullivan is well placed to continue following her mother's ways Family Fortunes

18 for 18: Sophie O'Sullivan is well placed to continue following her mother's ways

She had a golden week during the summer, following in her mother Sonia’s footsteps.

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From The42 32 years later, Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win Family Fortunes

32 years later, Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win

Sophie O’Sullivan impressed once again – this time at the National Juvenile Championships.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan's 15-year-old daughter storms to 800m victory at the Morton Games It's In The Genes

Sonia O'Sullivan's 15-year-old daughter storms to 800m victory at the Morton Games

Sophie O’Sullivan produced a powerful and impressive performance in Santry this evening.

# sonia-osullivan - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge Every sh*te cook will relate to Nadia Forde's plight on Celebrity Masterchef Ireland last night Scallops

# sonia-osullivan - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years Pitchside Perspective This post contains videos

'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years

The RTÉ reporter has been at the centre of many of the national team’s highs and lows in recent memory.

# sonia-osullivan - Monday 12 December, 2016

From The42 'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race' Issue This post contains videos

'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board OCI

Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board

She added that as a board, ticket sales had never been raised.

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 28 August, 2016

Familiar faces on show as Irish pair claim Dublin City Triathlon

Cork’s Chris Mintern won the male event with Susanna Murphy from Dublin winning the women’s race.

# sonia-osullivan - Saturday 27 August, 2016

From The42 Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion Impressive

Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion

The Portaferry runner knocked five seconds off her personal best tonight

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

From The42 'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans Controversy

'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans

Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack recently hit out at the controversial nationality rules that allow allegiance switches.

From The42 'Something seems to go wrong' - Sonia O'Sullivan on young Irish athletes' stunted development Problem

'Something seems to go wrong' - Sonia O'Sullivan on young Irish athletes' stunted development

The legendary sports star also discusses Ciara Mageean’s bronze medal success and her love of triathlons.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan on the Zika virus, intersex athletes and running 'like a girl' Encouraged

Sonia O'Sullivan on the Zika virus, intersex athletes and running 'like a girl'

The former Olympic silver medallist spoke to The42 as she launched a campaign aimed at getting women to stick with sport.

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one Feature

Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one

Rose-Anne Galligan chats to The42 about her dreams of competing in Rio this summer.

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan's 6 tips for any runner hoping to complete a 5k Running

Sonia O'Sullivan's 6 tips for any runner hoping to complete a 5k

Trust us, she knows what she’s talking about.

# sonia-osullivan - Friday 5 February, 2016

From The42 'I'd be surprised if two gold medals turn up' - Sonia O'Sullivan on Chinese allegations Doping Scandal

'I'd be surprised if two gold medals turn up' - Sonia O'Sullivan on Chinese allegations

The Irish athlete was speaking on Today FM.

From The42 Sonia O'Sullivan could be in line for World Championship medals after Chinese drug revelations Allegations

Sonia O'Sullivan could be in line for World Championship medals after Chinese drug revelations

Reports in China suggest athletes were involved in state-sponsored doping in the 1990s.

# sonia-osullivan - Thursday 8 October, 2015

From The42 The Irish rugby squad had some serious dinner guests at their hotel last night Rwc 15

# sonia-osullivan - Sunday 20 September, 2015

From The42 This is the statue of Sonia O'Sullivan that was unveiled in Cobh today Legend

# sonia-osullivan - Saturday 27 June, 2015

From The42 Superstar Katie Taylor loathe to take idol Sonia O'Sullivan's mantle Heir Apparent

Superstar Katie Taylor loathe to take idol Sonia O'Sullivan's mantle

The 28-year-old Olympic lightweight champion eased to victory over promising young French boxer Estelle Mossely

# sonia-osullivan - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

From The42 The top 10 Irish sportspeople NOT on the Second Captains Good Wall Alternatives

The top 10 Irish sportspeople NOT on the Second Captains Good Wall

The series ends tonight, so we decided to take a stab at picking the country’s greatest sportspeople.

# sonia-osullivan - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From The42 Some of the biggest names in Irish athletics are all under one roof this weekend Interview

Some of the biggest names in Irish athletics are all under one roof this weekend

Irish triathlete Kevin Thornton chats to The42 about Swim Bike Run Eat Expo’ organised in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

# sonia-osullivan - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From The42 17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish Ireland's Call

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

# sonia-osullivan - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Sonia O'Sullivan: 'I never really experienced that kind of lack of promotion'

The champion runner remembers that if she won – she would get her deserved spot on the front page, not hidden in the corner.

# sonia-osullivan - Friday 28 November, 2014

From The42 Celebrate Sonia O'Sullivan's birthday with a trip down memory lane The Special One

Celebrate Sonia O'Sullivan's birthday with a trip down memory lane

One of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes provided us with a litany of standout moments.

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