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Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Slightly later than planned, but it was another cracking month and once again a difficult decision to select our ERDINGER Athlete of the Month for June 2015. Just as we said for our May selection, there are plenty of names of athletes that could very easily have won this month... but we can only choose one winner, sorry!

Seriously, we have received another large selection of emails, nominations, recommendations and suggestions for the AOTM award this month. A big thank you for highlighting such a wide variety of amazing performances and results, it has been very difficult selecting just one winner, and we suspect we'll be seeing more great performances from many of those who we couldn't choose this time as the season continues - so their time may well come for recognition later in the year!

Please do continue to keep you nominations coming in through the year, it really is appreciated . Read on to find out this months winner...

2015 Winners so far...

As mentioned, selecting our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Athlete of the Month for June has been a very difficult task - but we have finally chosen an athlete who continues to show that age is no barrier, not only in her own Age Group but in terms of overall results and race wins.

JUNE 2015: MELISSA DOWELL

Melissa DowellIn May this year Melissa raced as part of the GB Age Group team at the ETU European Middle Distance Championships in Rimini, Italy. Racing in the 50-54 category, Melissa took the Gold medal by an impressive margin of 16 minutes. In the process she also set the fastest times in all three disciplines in her category. That level of performance made her the first British female Age-Group athlete across the line and the fourth fastest female Age-Group athlete overall.

Perhaps seeking an even tougher challenge... in June Melissa took on the Wasdale X Triathlon, billed as the "World Toughest Ultra Triathlon". Just 15 seconds outside of 15 hours - and barely more than an hour after the men's winner - Melissa crossed the line as the overall female winner. A supreme effort!

We're delighted to make Melissa Dowell our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei AOTM for June 2015 and look forward to following her progress in the future. Melissa will also receive these great prizes courtesy of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:

  • A months supply of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
  • 1 x ERDINGER Rucksack
  • 1 x Shift Shirt (Training shirt)
  • 1 x Sunvisor
  • 2 x Water Bottles

Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Help us find the Athlete of the Month for July! - #AOTM

We want YOU to help us identify an Athlete of the Month candidate each month through 2015!

Perhaps you have got a friend, rival or club-mate who you feels deserves recognition for their efforts - as well as some tasty bottles of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei plus some great prizes? The criteria is up to you - they may be the fastest, have recovered from injury, have sacrificed their own performances from others, shown consistency... anything you think is worthy of recognition!

How can I nominate someone?

Simple - two really easy options:

  • Simply email aotm@tri247.com with who you would like to see recognised and a brief note on why, or,
  • If you are on Twitter, use the hastag #AOTM and tweet us @tri247 and let us know when you have seen a noteworthy performance, or have someone you would like us to recognise!

Tri247's Athlete of the Month supported by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei