Felix and Röthlin voted European Athletes of the Month for November | 22.12.2011
|Viktor Röthlin of Switzerland has been voted as European
Athlete of the Month for November.
Felix was the first European home in fourth place at the ING New York City Marathon in a personal best of 2:25:40 on 6 November and then a winner at the 22nd Cross da Amora two weeks later. Röthlin, 2010 European Athletics Championships marathon gold medallist, was the first European home in the men’s category at the ING New York City Marathon in 2:12:26.
Ireland’s Fionnualla Britton, who finished third in a high quality field at the Cross de l´Acier in the French town of Leffrinckoucke on 27 November, a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Race, finished second in the women’s poll. She was closely followed by the Netherland’s Adriënne Herzog, who took the honours at the 53rd International loket.nl Warandeloop in the Dutch city of Tilburg on 27 November, also a European Athletics Cross Country Permit Race.
|Ana Dulce Felix of Portugal.
European Athletics’ monthly poll received overwhelming support from thousands of athletics fans and media alike this month from all over Europe.
The European Athlete of the Month initiative was launched in January 2007 and is designed to recognise outstanding performers at all levels of the sport in Europe. A male and female winner each month is named and featured on the European Athletics website.
Selections are based on votes by the public, media and a panel of European Athletics experts – each counting for 33.3 percent of the final vote. No athlete who has previously served a two-year doping ban can be nominated for or win the European Athlete of the Month award.
|January||Ivan Ukhov||RUS||Jessica Ennis||GBR|
|February||Teddy Tamgho||FRA||Antonietta Di Martino||ITA|
|March||Zigismunds Sirmais||LAT||Charlotte Purdue||GBR|
|April||Valeriy Borchin||RUS||Olga Kaniskina||RUS|
|May||Christophe Lemaitre||FRA||Betty Heidler||GER|
|June||Christophe Lemaitre||FRA||Ivet Lalova||BUL|
|July||Ahmet Arslan||TUR||Darya Klishina||RUS|
|September||Robert Harting||GER||Anna Chicherova||RUS|
|October||Henryk Szost||POL||Liliya Shobukhova||RUS|
Note: There were no polls for the month of August due to voting for the European Athlete of the Year.