My Triathlon: Majella Diskin

Triathletes are extraordinary people with inspiring stories to tell. Every fortnight, 'My Triathlon' features a story from someone in our triathlon community, told in their own words.


Majella Diskin

"As far as I can remember, my first triathlon was the second one they staged in Sligo. That was the early eighties. No wetsuits! It was in June and it was half ironman distance. It was on the television and I said, “yeah, I want to do that.”

"There weren’t too many women but I used to try anything. I did find back then that there was equality with the men while in other sports there wasn’t. Triathlon was fair."

"I am still going but I did take a break for a few years. My best was the end of the 1990s when I was over 45, I was doing my best. Then I took a break for more than ten years and now I am back two years now."

"I love running and I enjoy swimming as well, so it’s just something to aim for. I wouldn’t go at the pace I used to. I listen to my body so when I’m tired I wouldn’t do anything. You can do it at your own pace, I am not as fast as I was but I am still very competitive."

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