April 20, 2020
"Not only was it a historic milestone for me, but it was also a very emotional day. My grandmother passed away from cancer last summer and that very day was her first birthday since. I actually had her name written on my spikes."
By Charlie O’Donovan
One of the top highlights for Villanova...
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...
October 28, 2019
In a glittering career, the Cork native amassed three World Indoor triumphs and four Olympic appearances before dedicating himself to reaching 100 sub-4 minute Mile performances.
By Eoin O'Callaghan, The42
There's a wonderful black & white image of Marcus O’Sullivan from 1975. He’s mid-stride...
December 02, 2016
Villanova head coach and 4-time Olympian earns top honor for his worldwide accomplishments in the sport including 101 sub-4 minute Mile races, #3 all-time
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Villanova men's track & field head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was inducted to the Athletics Ireland...
April 26, 2015
Race tactics result in sit-and-kick race to help Nova take home the Penn Wheel
By Ken Goe, The Oregonian
Jordan Williamsz caught Oregon's kicking Edward Cheserek coming off the final turn of the men's college 4xMile Saturday at Franklin Field, and pulled away to give Villanova the victory at...
August 22, 2013
O'Sullivan, who ran 100 sub-4 minute Miles, to coach both of them
From Villanova Running
Twenty-eight years ago this month, four of Ireland’s greatest Milers -- two of whom attained greatness at Villanova -- combined to set a World Record of 15 minutes, 49.08 seconds in the 4 Mile relay at...
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...
March 05, 2013
By Chris Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated
Rob Denault, who competes for the Villanova University Wildcats just wrapped up his 2013 indoor track season by acheiving one of his primary goals. That goal was to run a sub-four minute Mile at an indoor meet. He did so by running just under the...
April 25, 1975
I remember being on fire crossing the finish line, as if I didn’t want to stop running.
By Eamonn Coghlan
I was barely 18 months old when Roger Bannister became the first person in the world to run a sub-4 minute Mile on May 6, 1954. This historic achievement still resonates 64 years on....