DUBLIN — Sonia O’Sullvian appears to be on course for the European Championships following her strong showing at the Cork City Sports last weekend. O’Sullivan ran the fastest ever 3,000 meters on Irish soil with a time of 8:38.99, which was also her best performance over the distance for two years.
She still hasn’t ruled out the challenge of a 5,000- and a 10,000-meters double at the Europeans in Munich, Germany, in August. “Right now I’m concentrating on running the 10,000 on the first day, and then I’ll think about the 5,000,” she said.
Meanwhile, Geraldine Hendricken ran a meet record 4:06.59 in the 1,5000 meters and is confident of making the final in Munich. Mark Carroll, meanwhile, dropped out of the 5,000 with two laps remaining, which doesn’t augur well for the defense of his European title.