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RNLI Vice President Ronnie Delany on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘My life has been spent contributing to the Ireland of today’

Episode 106 – A Beautiful Thing: Ronnie Delany

Ireland’s legendary Olympian says the RNLI really is about saving every one.

In December 1956, Ronnie Delany won a gold medal in the 1500m race at the Olympics in Melbourne. Now 87, and a Vice President of the RNLI, Ronnie takes pride in how he competed for an all-Ireland country as an athlete, and in how, through his work with the RNLI, he’s supporting an all-Ireland charity.

He talks of how the RNLI is apolitical in Ireland, of extraordinary friendships he’s made, and says the charity’s commitment to saving lives at sea is ‘a beautiful thing’.