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My Story

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My Story

Lady Mary Peters



2:00pm 1h
The Convent

‘I leaned over the edge to let anyone see and touch the medal that Northern Ireland had brought away from the Olympics. It wasn't mine, it was ours.’

In September 1972, after years of hard work, sacrifice and dedication, Mary Peters won the gold medal for the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics. Her skill as an athlete could not be disputed, yet this was to mark only the beginning of her story.

A beloved figure in her adopted home of Northern Ireland, Mary has spent decades promoting and encouraging its young sportspeople. From establishing its first high standard synthetic athletic track, to founding the Mary Peters Sports Trust, she has been a stalwart ambassador for sport and for Northern Ireland itself, and has received several royal honours in recognition of her services to sport and the community.

Based on an extensive personal archive, including diaries dating back to Mary’s teenage years and personal correspondence, and with over 60 photographs, this is the definitive account of a truly remarkable woman.

The book includes a Foreword by Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and endorsements from Dame Kelly Holmes, Carl Frampton, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, Dame Katherine Grainger along with many others.

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