# Sonia O'Sullivan

This year
The 42's Best of 2023: Rhasidat Adeleke, the 20-year-old from Tallaght with the world at her feet
As Adeleke prepared to take on the world last summer, Paul Fennessy spoke to some of those who have witnessed her phenomenal rise first-hand.
Last year
The 20-year-old from Tallaght with the world at her feet
All time
History for Ciara Mageean as she breaks Sonia O'Sullivan's long-standing Irish record
'It was like a step back to being an athlete again. You re-appreciate it, and pass on that knowledge'
'Her time will come' - Sonia O'Sullivan eases up on Adeleke Olympics omission anger
Sonia O'Sullivan 'looking forward' to new role coaching Nike athletes in the US
'I ran a world record 12 weeks after she was born' - returning to elite sport after childbirth
'Those performances have really stamped my place in world-class Irish athletics, and world-class athletics'
'Nobody wins if everything is cancelled but already, everybody is losing' - Sonia's call to postpone Olympics
Sophie O'Sullivan set to follow in Sonia's footsteps and pursue athletics career in America
'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'
Listen to Episode 3 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42
Sonia O'Sullivan inducted in Hall of Fame on 50th birthday as Mageean named Irish athlete of the year
Listen to Episode 2 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42
'There's a very strong case for her as the greatest Irish sportsperson ever'
Gillian O'Sullivan on watching her sister become an Irish legend
The College Years - 'She set her goals and she was going to go after it. That was her attitude'
Listen to Episode 1 of 'Sonia': A special three-part podcast as part of Sonia Week on The42
'Sonia told us in her Leaving Cert Irish Oral exam she was going to be in the Olympics'
Welcome to Sonia Week on The42...
'She'd kill me!' Sonia O'Sullivan has no doubt who'd win a race between her and Sophie
'A dream come true for her' - Sonia O'Sullivan thrilled with daughter Sophie's European silver medal
Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country
'I did my first parkrun 13 years ago, not knowing it would become a constant in my life'
'Sonia was almost the perfect Irish hero: courageous, determined, yet fragile and all too human'
Dr Richard McElligott
18 for 18: Sophie O'Sullivan is well placed to continue following her mother's ways
32 years later, Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter follows in her footsteps with championship win
Sonia O'Sullivan's 15-year-old daughter storms to 800m victory at the Morton Games
Every sh*te cook will relate to Nadia Forde's plight on Celebrity Masterchef Ireland last night
'Martin is known for being sensitive to criticism' - Tony O’Donoghue on covering Ireland for 20 years
'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'
Sonia O'Sullivan says she will "have to review" her position on the Olympic Council board
Familiar faces on show as Irish pair claim Dublin City Triathlon
Ireland's Ciara Mageean recovers from her Olympics disappointment in stunning fashion
'I think it is in crisis now' - Sonia O'Sullivan on African athletes competing at Europeans
'Something seems to go wrong' - Sonia O'Sullivan on young Irish athletes' stunted development
Sonia O'Sullivan on the Zika virus, intersex athletes and running 'like a girl'
Leading Irish Olympic hopeful aims to emulate Sonia O’Sullivan in more ways than one
Sonia O'Sullivan's 6 tips for any runner hoping to complete a 5k
'I'd be surprised if two gold medals turn up' - Sonia O'Sullivan on Chinese allegations