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Chemtai voted European Athlete of the Month for May

After a week of voting across Facebook and Twitter, Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter has been voted female European Athletes of the Month for May 2018.

The votes cast across Facebook and Twitter were combined to determine the outcome. Chemtai Salpeter proved a decisive winner in the women’s category, winning by nearly 300 votes from Belgium’s world and Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam.

Chemtai Salpeter took the biggest victory of her career thus far at the European 10,000m Cup in London on 19 May, taking the title in an Israeli record and world-leading time of 31:33.03.

The other nominees for the women’s award were Thiam, Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic, Belarus’ Alina Talay and neutral athlete Mariya Lasitskene.