Aly Dixon breaks second world record in seven days

Aly Dixon set the Guinness World Record for the fastest half-marathon dressed as a superhero

September 8th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , ,

Great Britain’s Aly Dixon smashed the 50K world record at the 50K World Championships last Sunday in Brasov, Romania. Dixon ran a 3:07:20 to break the record in her first-ever ultra marathon. Today Dixon set her second world record in one week, running the fastest half-marathon dressed as a superhero at Newcastle, UK’s Great North Run.

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Dixon finished the 21.1K race in 1:18:27 dressed as Wonder Woman. The 50K world record-holder was raising money for St. Benedict’s Hospital. So far she has raised €2,300.

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The British runner is 40 years old with a very successful marathon career to back her. Her personal best is a 2:29:06 from the 2017 London World Championships. She was 16th at this year’s Boston Marathon.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei ran one of the fastest-ever half-marathons in the same race. Her time of 1:04:28 was under the 1:04:51 world record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in 2017, but cannot be ratified, since the Great North Run is a point-to-point course. Kosgei finished nearly three minutes ahead of second-place finisher Magdalyne Masai, who will race the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon next month, and who crossed the line in 1:07:36. Three-time champion and women’s-only marathon world record holder Mary Keitany was fourth in 1:07:58.