Sunday, January 22, 2012
Marcus O'Sullivan's April 1988 Interview in T&F News
Track and Field News has just made its April 1988 interview with Marcus O'Sullivan available at its website. You can click HERE to go to that interview.
The interview took place when Marcus was 26 years old, and one year after he had won his first of three World Indoor Championships in the 1500 meters. Just prior to the interview, Marcus has gone 3:50.94 indoors -- at the time the second fastest indoor mile ever run (his 1500 split in that race was faster than the existing world record at that distance).
In the interview, O'Sullivan identifies his anchor leg in the 4 x 1500 meters at the 1984 Penn Relays as a major turning point in his career. The foursome of Sean O'Neill, Brian O'Keefe, John Keyworth, and Marcus O'Sullivan that day set an NCAA record (14:52.81) in the event. The photos below shows O'Sullivan hitting the finish line in that race and its aftermath. Click on each image for a much larger version.