|Together Standing Tall|
This is no contest. It is Sonia O'Sullivan all the way.
Sonia O'Sullivan - Olympic Silver (and robbed of a Bronze by that Russian drug cheat Samolenko in 1992), World Gold and Silver (should have 3 World golds, robbed of 2 by those pesky chinese in 1993), 3 European Golds and 2 European Silvers, 2 World CC Golds, World Indoor Silver, World Cup Gold, 5 times Grand Prix Champions, and in 1993 came 2nd in the Womens Overall competition, and 3rd in the overall in 1994. Completely dominant from 1993-1995 and at the very top of Womens distance running from 1992-2004. Has an incredible range of PB's from 800m up to the Marathon.
If I was to do a Womens only list my top 5 would be:
1) Sonia O'Sullivan
2) Catherina McKiernan
3) Derval O'Rourke
4) Susan Smith
5) Maeve Kyle