Former World Champion and Olympian, Sonia O'Sullivan is one of the country's most successful athletes and undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish sports people ever. The Olympic Silver Medal capped a string of successes by Sonia which, included Three World Championship Gold Medals, Three European Championship Gold Medals, Four World Records and Sonia still holds the World record over 2000m along with every Irish record in the books in distances ranging from 800m to half marathon.
Since retirement, Sonia has been a familiar face on RTÉ Sport analysing European and World Championship Athletic Events. She also filmed a documentary entitled Sonia’s Last Lap which gave an insight into the mind of a Champion coming towards the end of her career. Sonia has also authored two books to date. Her first book was called Running to Stand Still and her second book was a frank autobiography, Sonia, My Story.