Alyson Dixon (born 24 September 1978 in Sunderland) is an English long-distance-runner who has competed in several marathons and half marathons and won the 2011 Brighton Marathon. She competed for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but did not finish due to a calf injury. She first joined an athletics club as a girl when a friend did and because she wanted to go to Flamingo Land Resort as the club was going there.
Alyson Dixon competing at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
|Born||24 September 1978|
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
|Height||155 cm (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||43 kg (95 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
- Carr, Kevin (10 April 2013). "Dixon in peak condition ahead of Brighton Marathon". Sunderland Echo. Johnston Press. ISSN 0963-8997. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon goes into the Brighton Marathon on Sunday in the form of her life. The 34-year-old has recently smashed her personal bests over 10k and the half marathon and impressed many in the Elswick Harriers’ Good Friday Road Relay.
- "Steve Way treats himself to first pint in three months after coming 10th in Commonwealth Games marathon". Daily Mail. London: DMG Media. 27 July 2014. ISSN 0307-7578. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
The third English runner, Alyson Dixon, retired with a calf injury.
- Dick, Stuart (24 July 2014). "Alyson Dixon on Glasgow 2014, her career and Flamingo Land". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
One of my friends from school was a member of the local athletics club and they had mentioned they were going to Flamingo Land that summer. So I went along and joined the club so I could go, and then it all escalated from there really.