Jo Pavey comes third in BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Jo Pavey comes third in BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  December 20, 2014


European 10,000 metre champion Jo Pavey took third place in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards last night.

Pavey made the SPOTY podium, along with golfing superstar Rory McIlroy who took second place and F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton who won the title.

The mother of two – and oldest ever female European champion – has inspired female runners across the globe this year. Ten days after winning 5,000m bronze at the Commonwealth Games this year, Pavey took home her first gold medal at the age of 40 after winning the 10,000 metres in the European Championships in Zurich.

Winning gold just eight months after giving birth to her second child, the athlete has become a glistening role model for the UK’s female running community.

On the SPOTY stage last night Pavey revealed how her happiness at home has been the key driver behind her successes as an athlete this year:

‘When you’re at your happiest, that’s when you achieve what you really want to achieve.’

Inspirational on the stage and on the track, Pavey is a true sporting personality and her award is a credit to her immense successes this year.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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