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Dame Mary Peters abseils 147 ft at Victoria Square Dome alongside Cool FM's Paulo Ross

It was a challenge not for the faint hearted - but Dame Mary Peters has abseiled 147 feet from the Dome in Victoria Square.

It was the first ever free-fall abseil in the iconic dome of the shopping complex.

Dame Mary Peters (aged 75) abseiled 147 feet from the viewing gallery under the Dome in Victoria Square alongside Cool Fm's Paulo Ross.

Dame Mary (75) won a gold medal in the pentathlon at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and two pentathlon gold medals at the Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1974 as well as gold and silver for the shot put.

She heads up the Mary Peters Trust charity which raises money to fund promising young athletes from Northern Ireland

Dame Mary's Trust teamed up with Cool Fm and Downtown Radio's charity Cash For Kids to raise funds by holding the newest ‘Extreme’ challenge.

It saw Dame Mary abseil 147 feet from the viewing gallery under the Dome in Victoria Square.

Cash for Kids – is Cool FM and Downtown Radio’s own charity which raises money to support disadvantaged local children living in Northern Ireland.

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