Sunderland star Aly Dixon 28th in Olympic marathon

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Sunderland Stroller Alyson Dixon finished 28th in this afternoon’s marathon in Rio.

The Wearsider made her now familiar ‘Borini’ celebration as she crossed the finishing line in 2:34:36.

She finished two places ahead of GB team-mate Sonia Samuels.

The race was won by Jemima Sumgong in 2:24:4 - the first time a Kenyan has won the gold medal in the women’s Olympic marathon.

Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain was second with Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia claim ing bronze.

The conditions were not kind - bright and sunny, humid and about 80 degrees.