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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.[1] She competed for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but did not finish due to a calf injury.[2] 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.[3]

Alyson Dixon
A woman wearing blue athletics running kit and sunglasses is running along a street. She has a competitor identifier 'Dixon' pinned on her chest, with the event sponsor's logo.
Alyson Dixon competing at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
Personal information
National team
Born (1978-09-24) 24 September 1978 (age 40)
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Weight43 kg (95 lb)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ 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.

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