Warholm and Chemtai Salpeter voted European Athletes of the Month for May 2019

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
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Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter broke the 2:20-barrier in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon in May to move to third on the European all-time marathon list.

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 3269 votes combined across the three platforms to finish ahead of fellow Scandinavian nominees Armand Duplantis (3050 votes) and Daniel Stahl (2080 votes).

Warholm began his outdoor campaign in excellent form, winning the 400m hurdles on a cold evening at the Stockholm Diamond League on 30 May 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. Chemtai Salpeter accrued 2796 votes across social media to nudge out European indoor pentathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson from Great Britain by a mere 32 votes.

Chemtai 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 3269
Armand Duplantis 3050
Daniel Stahl 2080
Andreas Hofmann 1849
Yohann Diniz 1779

Women's voting 

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter 2796
Katarina Johnson-Thompson 2764
Yaroslava Mahuchikh 2108
Dina Asher-Smith 2070
Eleonora Giorgi 1679