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....
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...