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Sonia O'Sullivan - Chronology

earns world olympic meters

1969 Born in Cobh, Ireland
1987 Earns athletic scholarship to Villanova University.
1990 Earns two NCAA titles for 3,000 meters
1991 Sets world indoor record of 15:17:28 for 5,000 meters
1992 Sets six All-Ireland track-and-field records
1992 Makes first Olympic appearance in Barcelona, Spain.
1994 Sets world record of 5:25:63 for the 2,000 meters
1996 Puts in poor performance at Olympic games
1997 Earns silver for 5,000 meter at World Indoor Championships in Paris, France.
1998 Takes gold in three international 10K competitions
1999 Gives birth to daughter, Ciara, on July 10.
2000 Participates in Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
2001 Gives birth to second daughter, Sophie, on December 23.
2002 Participates in New York Women's Mini-Marathon
2002 Competes in first full marathon in New York City
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