Tuesday 23 October 2018

Sonia O’Sullivan in The Croke Park before being inducted into the Irish Independent Hall of Fame. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Vincent Hogan meets Sonia O'Sullivan: 'We'd look over at Szabo and her doctor's big, black bag, wondering why did she need a doctor?' 

She disappoints us, Sonia. She frustrates us in her resistance to the cliché of the cheated, the obligation to be angry. We want her to spew vitriol upon the resilient lies of history, the ghost records, the secretive champions, the unexplained glories of a time when nobody ran with more thrilling grace than she did on the great flashbulb nights of Track and Field.