FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sonia O'Sullivan runs real,- BERLIN-MARATHON
Sonia O'Sullivan will run the 34th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on 30th
September. For the 37 year-old, who has dual citizenship of Ireland and
Australia, this will probably be her last race in Germany. O'Sullivan had
announced that she is going to retire from the sport. Among her rivals at
the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON will be the defending champion Gete Wami
For many years Sonia O'Sullivan belonged to the world's best long distance
runners on the track. In 1995 she became the first 5,000 m world champion,
after she had won a silver medal at the 1,500 m two years earlier in
Stuttgart (Germany). She won another silver at the Olympics in 2000 in the
5,000 m final. Another of a number of highlights came in 1998, when Sonia
O'Sullivan took both gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships
(short and long distance). In that same year she also won two golds at the
European Championships (5,000 and 10,000 m).
During her outstanding career Sonia O'Sullivan has broken a series of
records. Her personal best at 2,000 m of 5:25.36 minutes from 1994 still
stands as a world record today. She could not quite transform her stunning
track performances to the marathon and has a personal best of 2:29:01 from
the Flora London Marathon 2005. Sonia O'Sullivan has two daughters with her
partner and manager Nic Bideau. They live in Melbourne (Australia).
Entry for the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is closed since the registration cap
of 40,000 runners was reached some weeks ago. Further information is
available at: www.real-berlin-marathon.com.