Alyson Dixon, just a week after winning gold and setting a world record for 50k (31 miles) on her ultra distance debut in Romania, will be chasing another world record in the Simplyhealth Great North Run on Sunday.
The Sunderland Stroller this time dons fancy dress and will attempt to chase the Guinness world record for the fastest superhero to run a half marathon.
And it will be no easy task as Sunday’s race will be bound to be still in her legs. The record has recently been whittled down to 1.24.16. The double Olympian will be raising funds for St Benedict’s Hospice.
In Romania, the Silksworth athlete clocked 3.07.20 to beat the 30-year-old world record of 3.08.39 set by South Africa’s Frith van der Merwe....
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