Saturday 29 November 2014

Sonia and Catherina proud mums as talent runs in the family

Published 07/04/2014 | 13:54

6 April 2014; 1998 London Marathon winner and 1997 Berlin Marathon winner Catherina McKiernan, second left,  with her daughter Deirbhile, far left, who placed third in the Junior Great Ireland Run, beside Former World Champion, European Champion and World Cross Country Champion Sonia OSullivan with her daughter Sophie who won the Junior Great Ireland Run, during the SPAR Great Ireland Run 2014. Phoenix Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
Catherina McKiernan, second left, with her daughter Deirbhile, far left, who placed third in the Junior Great Ireland Run, beside Sonia OSullivan with her daughter Sophie who won the Junior Great Ireland Run. Photo: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE
Former World Champion, European Champion and World Cross Country Champion Sonia OSullivan. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Former World Champion, European Champion and World Cross Country Champion Sonia OSullivan, centre, with Fionnuala Britton, left, 2011 & 2012 European Cross Country Champion and 1998 London Marathon winner and 1997 Berlin Marathon winner Catherina McKiernan. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Fionnuala Britton, 2011 and 2012 European Cross Country Champion, centre, Paul Robinson, winner of the 2013 SPAR Great Ireland Mile, and former World Champion, European Champion and World Cross Country Champion Sonia OSullivan with children, from Saint Brigids National School. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Sonia OSullivan, former World Champion, European Champion and World Cross Country Champion had something to cheer about at the weekend.

And so did Catherina McKiernan - a1998 London Marathon winner and 1997 Berlin Marathon winner.

Sonia is pictured above with her daughter Sophie, who won the Junior Great Ireland Run yesterday, during the SPAR Great Ireland Run 2014.

And Catherina's daughter Deirbhile, far left, came third in the Junior Great Ireland Run.

Both former Irish athletes were at Phoenix Park yesterday to see their daughters cross the finish line.

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