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 Results Score
800 Metres 2:00.69 St. Petersburg (RUS) 28 JUL 1994 1150
1000 Metres 2:34.66 Villeneuve d'Ascq (FRA) 02 JUL 1993 1174
1500 Metres 3:58.85 Monaco (MON) 25 JUL 1995 1215
One Mile 4:17.25 Oslo (NOR) 22 JUL 1994 1213
2000 Metres 5:25.36 Edinburgh (GBR) 08 JUL 1994 AR 1220
3000 Metres 8:21.64 London (GBR) 15 JUL 1994 1238
Two Miles 9:19.56 Cork City (IRL) 27 JUN 1998 ABP 1170
5000 Metres 14:41.02 Sydney (AUS) 25 SEP 2000 1200
10,000 Metres 30:47.59 München (GER) 06 AUG 2002 1204
5 Kilometres 14:56 London (GBR) 01 SEP 2002 1200
8 Kilometres 24:43 Balmoral (GBR) 22 APR 2000 0
10 Kilometres 30:59 Milano (ITA) 21 MAY 2000 1215
10 Miles Road 51:00 Portsmouth (GBR) 08 SEP 2002 1207
Half Marathon 1:10:04 Bruxelles (BEL) 05 MAY 2002 1145
Half Marathon 1:07:19 * South Shields (GBR) 06 OCT 2002 1192
Marathon 2:29:01 London (GBR) 17 APR 2005 1142
4x800 Metres Relay 8:29.52 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 24 APR 1991 1103
4x1500 Metres Relay 17:18.10 Philadelphia, PA (USA) 27 APR 1990 1159

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
1500 Metres 4:11.27 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001 1137
One Mile 4:33.49 Boston, MA (USA) 20 JAN 1991 1123
3000 Metres 8:44.37 Lisboa (POR) 10 MAR 2001 1182
5000 Metres 15:17.28 Boston, MA (USA) 26 JAN 1991 1154

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2015

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Marathon 3:03:39 Dublin (IRL) 26 OCT 2015 825

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
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 4:07.81 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, NC (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