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.
“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”