Sonia O'Sullivan

Great Irish Sports Stars

Natasha Mac a'Bháird

Follow Sonia O'Sullivan through the highs and lows of a running career that took her all the way to the Olympic Games. The story of one of Ireland's greatest ever athletes.
Date Published :
October 2020
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Series :
Sports Heroes
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781788492072
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Born in Cobh, County Cork, Sonia O'Sullivan is Ireland's best ever athlete, having won Olympic Silver and multiple World Championship gold medals, both on the track and cross country.

As a child, Sonia wasn't national champion: but only because these weren't held for girls! Her first major international race was in 1990, when she finished 11th in 3,000 metres in the European Championships. Less than a year later, she took more than 5 seconds off the previous world indoor 5,000m record.

It wasn't success all the way, and Sonia had some very difficult days, but she's an amazing example of what determination, hard work and natural talent can achieve: she's a real role model for girls and boys alike.

This fast-paced, engaging telling of her life is aimed at young readers.

About The Author

Natasha Mac a’Bháird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning guide, The Irish Bride’s Survival Guide and her latest book is The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection.

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