Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland in the women's 5000m (Getty Images)
Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland in the women's 5000m (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Ireland Ireland
  • DATE OF BIRTH 28 NOV 1969
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 2:00.69 Sankt-Peterburg 28 JUL 1994
1000 Metres 2:34.66 Villeneuve-d'Ascq 02 JUL 1993
1500 Metres 3:58.85 Monaco (Stade Louis II) 25 JUL 1995
One Mile 4:17.25 Oslo (Bislett) 22 JUL 1994
2000 Metres 5:25.36 Edinburgh 08 JUL 1994
3000 Metres 8:21.64 London 15 JUL 1994
Two Miles 9:19.56 Cork 27 JUN 1998
5000 Metres 14:41.02 Sydney 25 SEP 2000
10,000 Metres 30:47.59 München 06 AUG 2002
10 Kilometres 30:59 Milano 21 MAY 2000
15 Kilometres 49:50 New Delhi 03 OCT 2004
Half Marathon 1:10:04 Bruxelles 05 MAY 2002
Marathon 2:29:01 London 17 APR 2005
5 Kilometres 14:56 London 01 SEP 2002
8 Kilometres 24:43 Balmoral 22 APR 2000
5 Miles Road 24:50 Balmoral 22 APR 2000
10 Miles Road 51:00 Portsmouth 08 SEP 2002
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
1500 Metres 4:11.27 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR 2001
3000 Metres 8:44.37 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR 2001
5000 Metres 15:17.28 Boston, MA 26 JAN 1991
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 2:07.74 Dublin 25 JUL
1994 2:00.69 Sankt-Peterburg 28 JUL
1987 2:05.72 Edinburgh 18 JUL
1000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1993 2:34.66 Villeneuve-d'Ascq 02 JUL
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 4:15.59 Gateshead 27 JUN
2003 4:09.86 Cork 05 JUL
2002 4:09.06 Solihull 22 JUN
2001 4:06.34 Sydney 16 FEB
2000 4:01.70 Oslo (Bislett) 28 JUL
1998 4:01.05 Bratislava 09 JUN
1998 4:01.05 Bratislava 09 JUN
1997 4:05.31 Athína 03 AUG
1996 4:19.77 Atlanta, GA 31 JUL
1995 3:58.85 Monaco (Stade Louis II) 25 JUL
1994 3:59.10 Nice 18 JUL
1993 3:59.60 Monaco (Stade Louis II) 07 AUG
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 4:27.79 Oxford, GBR 06 MAY
1998 4:26.19 Uniondale, NY 20 JUL
1995 4:23.61 Nice 12 JUL
1994 4:17.25 Oslo (Bislett) 22 JUL
1993 4:22.94 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 09 JUN
2000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1994 5:25.36 Edinburgh 08 JUL
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 9:30.87 Grangemouth 31 JUL
2005 9:05.94 Cork 02 JUL
2004 8:41.42 Zürich 06 AUG
2003 8:37.55 Zürich 15 AUG
2002 8:33.62 Zürich 16 AUG
2001 8:43.51 Melbourne 01 MAR
2000 8:27.58 Zürich 11 AUG
1998 8:28.82 Nice 16 JUL
1997 8:53.53 Paris 25 JUN
1995 8:27.57 Zürich 16 AUG
1994 8:21.64 London 15 JUL
1993 8:28.74 Oslo 10 JUL
1987 9:01.52 Cork 07 JUL
Two Miles Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1998 9:19.56 Cork 27 JUN
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 16:04.39 Melbourne 02 MAR
2006 15:44.24 Sydney 04 FEB
2004 14:58.43 Palo Alto, CA 30 APR
2003 14:55.50 Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 26 AUG
2002 14:46.97 London 23 AUG
2000 14:41.02 Sydney 25 SEP
1998 14:51.61 Berlin 01 SEP
1997 15:17.56 Melbourne 20 FEB
1996 15:15.80 Atlanta, GA 26 JUL
1995 14:41.40 Berlin 01 SEP
1994 15:06.18 Köln 21 AUG
1993 14:45.92 Berlin 27 AUG
10,000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 30:47.59 München 06 AUG
2000 30:53.37 Sydney 30 SEP
1998 31:29.33 Budapest 19 AUG
10 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2005 32:18 Dublin 09 APR
2004 32:12 Manchester 23 MAY
2002 31:22 New York, NY 08 JUN
2000 30:59 Milano 21 MAY
15 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 49:50 New Delhi 03 OCT
Half Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2005 1:11:52 Okayama 23 DEC
2004 1:10:33 New Delhi 03 OCT
2002 1:10:04 Bruxelles 05 MAY
1998 1:11:50 South Shields 04 OCT
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2006 2:42:05 New York, NY 05 NOV
2005 2:29:01 London 17 APR
2002 2:32:06 New York, NY 03 NOV
2000 2:35:42 Dublin 30 OCT
5 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 14:56 London 01 SEP
8 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 25:07 Balmoral 30 MAR
2000 24:43 Balmoral 22 APR
5 Miles Road Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 25:16 Balmoral 30 MAR
2000 24:50 Balmoral 22 APR
10 Miles Road Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 51:00 Portsmouth 08 SEP
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2001 4:11.27 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2001 8:44.37 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR
1997 8:46.19 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 08 MAR
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1991 15:17.28 Boston, MA 26 JAN
Honours - 1500 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
8th IAAF World Indoor Championships 9 4:19.40 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 11 MAR 2001
6th IAAF World Championships In Athletics 8 4:07.81 Athína 05 AUG 1997
6th IAAF World Indoor Championships h2 DNS Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 08 MAR 1997
XXVI Olympic Games 10h2 4:19.77 Atlanta, GA 31 JUL 1996
4th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 4:03.48 Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium) 22 AUG 1993
Honours - One Mile
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
9th IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 2 4:24.97 London 10 SEP 1993
Honours - 3000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
8th IAAF World Indoor Championships 7 8:44.37 Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion) 10 MAR 2001
IAAF Grand Prix Final 1 8:52.01 Doha 05 OCT 2000
IAAF Golden League/Grand Prix Final 5 9:03.22 Moskva 05 SEP 1998
6th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2 8:46.19 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 08 MAR 1997
IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 1 8:39.94 Monaco (Stade Louis II) 09 SEP 1995
9th IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 1 8:38.12 London 10 SEP 1993
4th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 4 8:33.38 Stuttgart (Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium) 16 AUG 1993
Honours - 5000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
28th Olympic Games 14 16:20.90 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 23 AUG 2004
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 15 15:36.62 Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 30 AUG 2003
27th Olympic Games 2 14:41.02 Sydney 25 SEP 2000
8th IAAF World Cup in Athetics 1 16:24.52 Johannesburg 12 SEP 1998
6th IAAF World Championships In Athletics 7h2 15:40.82 Athína 07 AUG 1997
XXVI Olympic Games f DNF Atlanta, GA 28 JUL 1996
5th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 14:46.47 Göteborg (Ullevi Stadium) 12 AUG 1995
10th IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 1 15:12.94 Paris 03 SEP 1994
Honours - 10,000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
27th Olympic Games 6 30:53.37 Sydney 30 SEP 2000
Honours - Half Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
13th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 4 1:10:33 New Delhi 03 OCT 2004
11th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 14 1:10:04 Bruxelles 05 MAY 2002
Honours - Short Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
30th IAAF/Sport Ireland World Cross Country Championships 7 13:55 Dublin 24 MAR 2002
IAAF World Cross Country Championships f DNF Oostende 25 MAR 2001
28th World Cross Country Championships 15 13:23 Vilamoura 19 MAR 2000
IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 12:20 Marrakech 22 MAR 1998
Honours - Long Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
28th World Cross Country Championships 7 26:20 Vilamoura 18 MAR 2000
IAAF World Cross Country Championships 1 25:39 Marrakech 21 MAR 1998
20th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 7 21:37 Boston, MA 21 MAR 1992