Champion enters 5k Great South Run race

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CHAMPION Irish distance runner Sonia O’Sullivan will take part in the first-ever 5k Great South Run.

The two time Bupa Great South Run winner – and a woman widely regarded as Ireland’s best ever distance runner – is to take part in the inaugural event on Saturday, October 29.

Sonia broke the world record for the 10-mile distance at the Great South Run in 2002 and lives in Australia.

She said: It will be good fun to be a part of the new 5k event and will bring back happy memories of running on the seafront in Southsea. I always look back on my world best run as one of the highlights of my road running career. This time though I will be taking part as a fun runner so I will be able to enjoy the great views.’