Mile News Tagged Marcus O'sullivan

Remembering a special world record night at Belfield, 35 years on

August 17, 2020

Four of Ireland’s greats joined forces to shatter 4 x 1 Mile relay record and raise money for Ethiopia that magic August evening

By Ian O’Riordan, The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia....

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My favorite sporting moment: When Marcus O’Sullivan ripped up the boards at the Garden

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...

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Marcus O’Sullivan looks back on his running career

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...

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Four-time Olympian Marcus O’Sullivan appreciates career years later

February 15, 2018

If you were a betting man, you wouldn’t have put anything on me. I was very small, very light, but I had will power to do something well.

By Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner

Twenty years ago, Marcus O’Sullivan ran his 100th sub-4 minute Mile (one of only three men to do so), the last major...

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World indoor legends: Marcus O’Sullivan

January 14, 2018

Mile legend and three-time World champion shares his four indoor global event memories

By Steve Landells for the IAAF

Ahead of the forthcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, we launch a new series focused on some of the great world indoor champions from the past.

First up...

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When we were Kings: Ireland’s magic Milers

January 02, 2018

Island nation's athletes are notable part of the iconic distance's rich history

By Tom Hunt, Irish Examiner

Paul Robinson’s recent world best time of 4:17.9 for a Mile run in sub-zero Antarctica recalled memories of a previous era when Ireland’s leading Milers competed at elite level and...

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Marcus O’Sullivan Inducted to Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame

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...

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Sons of Frank O’Mara & Marcus O’Sullivan Team Up at Villanova

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...

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The Five Greatest Irish Runners in Villanova History

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...

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