Donor Games Athlete Profile:
Darlene Magsino

About Darlene Magsino

Darlene Magsino is a frequent competitor in Donor Games events and consistently earns a place on the podium. Unlike many other Donor Games athletes, Darlene had never participated in fitness competitions or done CrossFit before joining her first Donor Games event, the Hawkins Workout 2020 Open, less than six months after her donation. Before becoming a donor, Darlene competed in the combat sport Muay Thai, as well as other forms of martial arts.

Donor Story: Darlene donated a kidney to her father in February of 2020. She had never considered being a donor until she began accompanying her dad to visit dialysis centers. She saw a small blurb about living donation on the back of a pamphlet and began researching online.

Personal: Darlene lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her daughter, Maylea. She is a project manager for Perspire Sauna Studio. Besides CrossFit and martial arts, she enjoys reading, trying new foods and dancing.

Donor Games Competitions: Darlene Magsino

Championship Overall2023Championship 3rd93 points
Burn & Bench2023Championship 2nd140 pounds
Grace2023Championship 3rd3:08
Sprint Murph2023Championship 1st22:14
Super Murph2023Open2nd28:23
Bonnyman2023Open2ndbench press max 142 pounds, 3-rep max deadlift 335 pounds*
Championship Overall2022Championship 3rd93 points
Grace2022Championship 3rd3:02
3-Rep Trap Bar Deadlift2022Championship 2nd335 pounds
Murph2022Championship 3rd56:30
Mitch2022Open2nd (tie)21 reps
Super Murph2022Open4th26:18
3-Rep Trap Bar Deadlift2022Open2nd345 pounds
Championship Overall2021Championship3rd94 points
3-Rep Trap Bar Deadlift2021Championship3rd325 pounds
3-Rep Trap Bar Deadlift2021Open2nd330 pounds
*Donor Games record

Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization