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Aly Dixon to be official race starter

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Local star athlete Aly Dixon has been confirmed as the official 2016 Siglion Sunderland City 10K and Half Marathon race starter.

After a breathtaking performance at the 2016 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, Aly, who had already run the Olympic marathon qualifying time in Berlin last year, ran a solid 2:31:52 in London finishing first female Brit and gaining automatic selection for Rio.

Aly comments:

“I’m really excited for another great day of races in Sunderland. I can’t join in the running this time so I’m looking forward to sending the runners on their way and presenting their medals in the finish.

Good luck everyone, I hope you achieve your goals”

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DS Media + Events is the brainchild of Steve Cram, who heads a team who have extensive experience in event organisation, delivery and marketing of major sporting events, as well as broadcasting and the media. Steve, former international athlete, World Record holder and Olympic medallist is also director of Extra Mile, which has acted as consultant to numerous major running events such as the Bristol Half Marathon, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and has organised the elite road races at the Middlesbrough 10K.