Moen and Knowles-Jones voted European Athletes of the Month for December

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Great Britain's Harriet Knowles-Jones won the U20 title at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Samorin

Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen and Great Britain’s Harriet Knowles-Jones have been voted male and female European Athlete of the Month for December.

Moen dominated the voting which took place across the European Athletics Facebook and Twitter pages. The 26-year-old produced a breakthrough performance in the Fukuoka Marathon on 3 February where he claimed victory in a European record of 2:05:48, becoming the first European athlete in history to break the 2:06-barrier.

Moen finished ahead of European U23 cross country champion Jimmy Gressier from France and Swiss 10km record-holder Julien Wanders in the voting.

Knowles-Jones was voted European Athlete of the Month on the women’s side ahead of high jumper Mariya Lasitskene. Having previously claimed silver and bronze medals in the U20 race, Knowles-Jones rounded off her junior career with victory in Samorin at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships by eleven seconds and led Great Britain to the team title.

Knowles-Jones will compete as a senior for the first time next weekend at the Great Edinburgh XCountry.