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Athletes of the Month for May revealed

ATHLETE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY: Lonah Chemtai Salpeter

AFTER FOUR days of voting across European Athletics’ social media accounts, Norway’s Karsten Warholm and Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter have been voted Athletes of the Month for May.

Warholm tallied 3,269 votes combined across the three platforms to finish ahead of fellow Scandinavian nominees Armand Duplantis (3,050 votes) and Daniel Stahl (2,080 votes).

Warholm began his outdoor campaign in excellent form, winning the 400m hurdles on a cold evening at the Stockholm Diamond League on May 30 in 47.85 – the fastest time by a European athlete by more than one second in 2019.

The women’s voting was an even closer affair. Salpeter accrued 2,796 votes across social media to nudge out European indoor pentathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson from Great Britain by a mere 32 votes.
Salpeter, who won the European 10,000m title last summer, further showed her prowess on the roads by winning the Prague Marathon in a course record of 2:19:46 to move to third on the European all-time list.

Men’s voting
Karsten Warholm 3,269
Armand Duplantis 3,050
Daniel Stahl 2,080
Andreas Hofmann 1,849
Yohann Diniz 1,779

Women’s voting
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter 2,796
Katarina Johnson-Thompson 2,764
Yaroslava Mahuchikh 2,108
Dina Asher-Smith 2,070
Eleonora Giorgi 1,679

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