Sonia O'SULLIVAN

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Ireland Ireland
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    28 NOV 1969
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    61397
Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland in the women's 5000m (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
800 Metres 2:00.69 St. Petersburg (RUS) 28 JUL 1994
1000 Metres 2:34.66 Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA) 02 JUL 1993
1500 Metres 3:58.85 Monaco (MON) 25 JUL 1995
One Mile 4:17.25 Oslo (NOR) 22 JUL 1994
2000 Metres 5:25.36 Edinburgh (GBR) 08 JUL 1994 AR
3000 Metres 8:21.64 London (GBR) 15 JUL 1994
Two Miles 9:19.56 Cork City (IRL) 27 JUN 1998 ABP
5000 Metres 14:41.02 Sydney (AUS) 25 SEP 2000
10,000 Metres 30:47.59 München (GER) 06 AUG 2002
5 Kilometres 14:56 London (GBR) 01 SEP 2002
8 Kilometres 24:43 Balmoral (GBR) 22 APR 2000
10 Kilometres 30:59 Milano (ITA) 21 MAY 2000
10 Miles Road 51:00 Portsmouth (GBR) 08 SEP 2002
Half Marathon 1:10:04 Bruxelles (BEL) 05 MAY 2002
Half Marathon 1:07:19 * South Shields (GBR) 06 OCT 2002
Marathon 2:29:01 London (GBR) 17 APR 2005
4x800 Metres Relay 8:29.52 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 1991
4x1500 Metres Relay 17:18.10 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 27 APR 1990

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
1500 Metres 4:11.27 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001
One Mile 4:33.49 Boston, MA (USA) 20 JAN 1991
3000 Metres 8:44.37 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001
5000 Metres 15:17.28 Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 1991

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2015

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Marathon 3:03:39 Dublin (IRL) 26 OCT 2015

Outdoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2004 2:07.74 Santry (IRL) 25 JUL 2004
2002 2:04.91 Dublin (IRL) 14 JUL 2002
2000 2:04.66 Brisbane (AUS) 10 SEP 2000
1997 2:03.18 Sydney (AUS) 27 JAN 1997
1994 2:00.69 St. Petersburg (RUS) 28 JUL 1994
1992 2:03.39 Rieti (ITA) 06 SEP 1992

Outdoor

1000 Metres

Performance Place Date
1993 2:34.66 Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA) 02 JUL 1993
1990 2:38.68 Mansfield (GBR) 24 JUL 1990

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2014 4:58.51 Melbourne (AUS) 20 MAR 2014
2004 4:15.59 Gateshead (GBR) 27 JUN 2004
2003 4:09.86 Cork (IRL) 05 JUL 2003
2002 4:09.06 Solihull (GBR) 22 JUN 2002
2001 4:06.34 Sydney (AUS) 16 FEB 2001
2000 4:01.70 Oslo (NOR) 28 JUL 2000
1998 4:01.05 Bratislava (SVK) 09 JUN 1998
1997 4:05.31 Athina (GRE) 03 AUG 1997
1996 3:59.51 Oslo (NOR) 05 JUL 1996
1995 3:58.85 Monaco (MON) 25 JUL 1995
1994 3:59.10 Nice (FRA) 18 JUL 1994
1993 3:59.60 Monaco (MON) 07 AUG 1993
1992 4:01.23 Zürich (SUI) 19 AUG 1992
1990 4:11.20 Wrexham (GBR) 28 JUL 1990
1989 4:16.39 Fairfax, VA (USA) 13 MAY 1989

Outdoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2004 4:27.79 Oxford (GBR) 06 MAY 2004
1998 4:26.19 New York, NY (USA) 20 JUL 1998
1995 4:24.13 Köln (GER) 18 AUG 1995
1994 4:17.25 Oslo (NOR) 22 JUL 1994
1993 4:22.94 Roma (ITA) 09 JUN 1993
1992 4:24.27 Sheffield (GBR) 14 AUG 1992

Outdoor

2000 Metres

Performance Place Date
1995 5:39.47 Zürich (SUI) 16 AUG 1995
1994 5:25.36 Edinburgh (GBR) 08 JUL 1994

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2007 9:30.87 Grangemouth (GBR) 31 JUL 2007
2005 9:05.94 Cork (IRL) 02 JUL 2005
2004 8:41.42 Zürich (SUI) 06 AUG 2004
2003 8:37.55 Zürich (SUI) 15 AUG 2003
2002 8:33.62 Zürich (SUI) 16 AUG 2002
2001 8:43.51 Melbourne (AUS) 01 MAR 2001
2000 8:27.58 Zürich (SUI) 11 AUG 2000
1998 8:28.82 Nice (FRA) 16 JUL 1998
1997 8:53.53 Paris (FRA) 25 JUN 1997
1996 8:35.42 Nice (FRA) 10 JUL 1996
1995 8:27.57 Zürich (SUI) 16 AUG 1995
1994 8:21.64 London (GBR) 15 JUL 1994
1993 8:28.74 Oslo (NOR) 10 JUL 1993
1992 8:37.92 Köln (GER) 16 AUG 1992
1991 8:54.16 Zürich (SUI) 07 AUG 1991
1990 8:52.65 Split (CRO) 29 AUG 1990
1988 9:50.31 Sudbury (CAN) 28 JUL 1988

Outdoor

Two Miles

Performance Place Date
1998 9:19.56 Cork City (IRL) 27 JUN 1998

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2007 16:04.39 Melbourne (AUS) 02 MAR 2007
2006 15:44.24 Sydney (AUS) 04 FEB 2006
2004 14:58.43 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 APR 2004
2003 14:55.50 Paris (FRA) 26 AUG 2003
2002 14:46.97 London (GBR) 23 AUG 2002
2000 14:41.02 Sydney (AUS) 25 SEP 2000
1998 14:51.61 Berlin (GER) 01 SEP 1998
1997 15:10.98 Canberra (AUS) 11 JAN 1997
1996 14:48.36 London (GBR) 12 JUL 1996
1995 14:41.40 Berlin (GER) 01 SEP 1995
1994 15:06.18 Köln (GER) 21 AUG 1994
1993 14:45.92 Berlin (GER) 27 AUG 1993
1992 14:59.11 Berlin (GER) 21 AUG 1992

Outdoor

5 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2010 17:46 London (GBR) 05 SEP 2010
2004 15:06 London (GBR) 05 SEP 2004
2003 15:24 London (GBR) 14 SEP 2003
2002 14:56 London (GBR) 01 SEP 2002
1993 15:51 Carlsbad, CA (USA) 28 MAR 1993
1992 15:42 Carlsbad, CA (USA) 29 MAR 1992

Outdoor

10,000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2002 30:47.59 München (GER) 06 AUG 2002
2000 30:53.37 Sydney (AUS) 30 SEP 2000
1998 31:29.33 Budapest (HUN) 19 AUG 1998

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2011 39:03 London (GBR) 27 MAR 2011
2007 37:04 Dublin (IRL) 15 APR 2007
2006 34:58 London (GBR) 08 OCT 2006
2005 32:18 Dublin (IRL) 09 APR 2005
2004 32:12 Manchester (GBR) 23 MAY 2004
2003 32:00 Manchester (GBR) 26 MAY 2003
2002 31:22 New York, NY (USA) 08 JUN 2002
2001 32:35 Glasgow (GBR) 20 MAY 2001
2000 30:59 Milano (ITA) 21 MAY 2000

Outdoor

Half Marathon

Performance Place Date
2008 1:19:44 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 21 SEP 2008
2007 1:15:52 Annecy (FRA) 29 APR 2007
2005 1:11:52 Okayama (JPN) 23 DEC 2005
2004 1:10:33 New Delhi (IND) 03 OCT 2004
2002 1:10:04 Bruxelles (BEL) 05 MAY 2002

Outdoor

Marathon

Performance Place Date
2015 3:03:39 Dublin (IRL) 26 OCT 2015
2006 2:42:05 New York, NY (USA) 05 NOV 2006
2005 2:29:01 London (GBR) 17 APR 2005
2002 2:32:06 New York, NY (USA) 03 NOV 2002
2000 2:35:42 Dublin (IRL) 30 OCT 2000

Outdoor

4x800 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
1991 8:29.52 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 1991

Outdoor

4x1500 Metres Relay

Performance Place Date
1991 17:30.10 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 1991
1990 17:18.10 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 27 APR 1990
1989 17:22.58 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 28 APR 1989

Outdoor

8 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2000 24:43 Balmoral (GBR) 22 APR 2000

Outdoor

10 Miles Road

Performance Place Date
2006 56:42 Portsmouth (GBR) 22 OCT 2006
2005 56:51 Portsmouth (GBR) 09 OCT 2005
2003 53:26 Portsmouth (GBR) 12 OCT 2003
2002 51:00 Portsmouth (GBR) 08 SEP 2002
2001 55:37 Ballycotton (IRL) 24 JUN 2001

Indoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2000/01 4:11.27 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001

Indoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
1990/91 4:33.49 Boston, MA (USA) 20 JAN 1991

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2000/01 8:44.37 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001
1996/97 8:46.19 Paris (FRA) 08 MAR 1997

Indoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
1991/92 15:35.60 Boston, MA (USA) 31 JAN 1992
1990/91 15:17.28 Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 1991

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 5000 Metres 14:41.02 Sydney (AUS) 25 SEP 2000
4. 3000 Metres 8:47.41 Barcelona (ESP) 02 AUG 1992
6. 10,000 Metres 30:53.37 Sydney (AUS) 30 SEP 2000

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 14:46.47 Göteborg (SWE) 12 AUG 1995
2. 1500 Metres 4:03.48 Stuttgart (GER) 22 AUG 1993
4. 3000 Metres 8:33.38 Stuttgart (GER) 16 AUG 1993
8. 1500 Metres 4:07.80 Athina (GRE) 05 AUG 1997

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 3000 Metres 8:46.19 Paris (FRA) 08 MAR 1997
7. 3000 Metres 8:44.37 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001

Honours - World Half Marathon Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
4. Half Marathon 1:10:33 New Delhi (IND) 03 OCT 2004

Honours - World Cross Country Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Short Race 12:20 Marrakesh (MAR) 22 MAR 1998
1. Long Race 25:39 Marrakesh (MAR) 21 MAR 1998
7. Short Race 13:55 Dublin (IRL) 24 MAR 2002
7. Long Race 26:20 Vilamoura (POR) 18 MAR 2000

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 16:24.52 Johannesburg (RSA) 12 SEP 1998
5. 1500 Metres 4:12.30 London (GBR) 09 SEP 1994

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 15:06.50 Budapest (HUN) 23 AUG 1998
1. 10,000 Metres 31:29.33 Budapest (HUN) 19 AUG 1998
1. 3000 Metres 8:31.84 Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 1994
2. 5000 Metres 15:14.85 München (GER) 10 AUG 2002
2. 10,000 Metres 30:47.59 München (GER) 06 AUG 2002

Honours - Grand Prix Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 8:52.01 Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2000
1. 3000 Metres 8:39.94 Monaco (MON) 09 SEP 1995
1. 5000 Metres 15:12.94 Paris (FRA) 03 SEP 1994
1. 3000 Metres 8:38.12 London (GBR) 10 SEP 1993
2. One Mile 4:24.97 London (GBR) 10 SEP 1993

Honours - World University Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. 3000 Metres 8:56.55 Sheffield (GBR) 20 JUL 1991

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 15:20.68 Santry (IRL) 10 AUG 2003
1. 800 Metres 2:04.91 Dublin (IRL) 14 JUL 2002
1. 5000 Metres 15:20.11 Dublin (IRL) 14 JUL 2002
1. 800 Metres 2:04.71 Dublin (IRL) 20 AUG 2000
1. 1500 Metres 4:09.37 Dublin (IRL) 20 AUG 2000
1. 5000 Metres 15:20.16 Dublin (IRL) 26 JUL 1998

Honours - NCAA Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 8:56.74 Eugene, OR (USA) 31 MAY 1991
1. 3000 Metres 8:56.27 Durham (USA) 01 JUN 1990
Results in:

Marathon

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 OCT 2015 Dublin Marathon IRLIRL C F 18. 3:03:39