Bryan Duignan – Carlow

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Name: Bryan Duignan

From: Carlow, Co. Carlow

Age category: 40-49


  • Sprint Triathlon
  • 10km Cycling Time Trial
  • 5km road Race

A Tipperary man, Bryan moved to Carlow for college many years ago and now calls it home. He met his partner there five years ago and she had been doing triathlons for a long time; after watching her do one, Bryan was keen to give it a go himself.

“I did my first in 2021 and haven’t looked back, I was hooked! In 2022 I did as many triathlons as I could register for and loved every one. It was one of my club mates who suggested I participate in the transplant games and from the moment I made contact with Colin (team manager) he was so welcoming and encouraging, I knew I had to give it a try. I will be competing in triathlon, 5km road race and the TT bike race in the 40-49 age category. I am honoured to be able to represent club, country and especially my donor on a world stage with the support of my wonderful family.”

Transplanted in 2006, this will be Bryan’s first time to compete at the World Transplant Games.

What do you hope to get from your World Games experience this year?

“The experience and honour of representing organ donation and showing the difference it makes to people on a world stage.”

Is there anything you are looking forward to about this year’s venue (Perth) in particular?

“It’s a real opportunity of a lifetime that I get to be part of. Even more special is that I am able to have my family with me, my greatest supporters.”