DAME MARY PETERS

Location: Mary Peters Track, Belfast, Ireland
Artist: John Sherlock

Dame Mary Peters (born 6 July 1939) is a Northern Irish former athlete, best known as a competitor in the pentathlon and shot put. She represented Northern Ireland at every Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1974. On 25 June 2013, a statue sculpted by local artist John Sherlock was unveiled in her honour and overlooks the start of the 100 metre track in Belfast. The artist had offered to gift the sculpture and is based on Mary Peters’ gold-medal celebration to the council which has responsibility for the track.