4-time Irish Olympian who took home silver at the 2000 Sydney games in the 5000m event. Her other accolades include three World Championship gold medals, three European Championship gold medals, and numerous World and Irish records.
She earned an athletic scholarship to Villanova University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in accounting.
She has authored books called Running to Stand Still and Sonia, My Story. She became a broadcasting personality on RTÉ television throughout the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
She resides in Melbourne, Australia with her daughters Ciara and Sophie.
She is an Irish Olympian like Emma Davis.