Sonia O'Sullivan Breaks 2000m World Record

20 years ago Sonia O'Sullivan broke the 2,000 metre world record at Edinburgh knocking more than three seconds off the record. 

The Cork runner clocked 5 minutes, 25.36 seconds at the TSB Challenge meet, shaving more than 3 seconds off the previous record, set by Maricica Puica from Romania in July 1986.

In second place was Yvonne Murray from Scotland, who also ran under the previous record.

A RTÉ News report from 9 July 1994.

Sonia O'Sullivan (1994)

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