September 24, 2022
Ray Flynn has a few different theories as to why his records have lasted so long, still there’s no denying the event has moved on.
By Ian O'Riordan, The Irish Times
In the old school playground where Ireland’s Mile record holder first learned to run, a class of pupils come racing by oblivious...
May 16, 2020
In the 66 years since the sub-4 door was opened, more than 1,500 male athletes have run a sub-4 minute Mile, while just 109 women have run 1500 meters in less than four minutes.
By Sonia O’Sullivan, The Irish Times
It's over 30 years now since I ran my first competitive Mile race. Back in...
April 17, 2020
It was one of the greatest highlights and inspiring moments of my first year at Villanova, definitely one of those moments where you get that feeling if you see it, you can be it.
By Sonia O'Sullivan, The Irish Times
In the winter of 1988 I’d just turned 18-years-old and had been at Villanova...
November 29, 2019
In 1994, the Irish running legend was the fastest woman in the world over 1500m, the Mile, 2000m & 3000m, and also set a world record of 5:25.36 for 2000m.
By Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner
Safi, a port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is not the kind of place you expect to be reminded of...
December 15, 2017
It’s interesting how the Mile has always stood the test of time, still embraced worldwide, an anomaly alongside the standard Olympic distances.
By Sonia O'Sullivan for The Irish Times
There’s really only one good way to get warm in this weather, and that’s to go for a run.
Last Monday I...
December 18, 2016
Sydney Olympic silver medalist and multi-world champion has held or holds every Irish record from 800m to the half-marathon including a 4:17 Mile
By Ian O'Riordan, Irish Times
here is a perfectly good reason why Bob Dylan did not attend the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm last weekend. Even...
March 16, 2013
By Villanova Running
While observers might differ in the rank ordering of the best of the Irish Pipeline to Villanova, there is virtually no doubt that the top four Irish imports to have ever run at Villanova are (in my own rank order): Sonia O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan and...