Peter Thompson, from the UK, has won the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month public vote for November, for his incredible fundraising endurance run. Peter ran the route of the Tour de France – running the 2,082 miles in 68 days.
Arriving on the Champs Elysees in Paris just three days before the Tour de France peloton, Peter’s epic achievement was made even sweeter by his fundraising achievements – he raised over £20,000 for his mental health awareness programme, Marathons for the Mind. A year earlier, he had run 44 marathons in 44 straight days.
Peter becomes the ninth Nominee for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year, joining March winners and ski jumping legends Sven Hannawald and Kamil Stoch, April winner Doddie Weir, Rochdale football star Joe Thompson, who won in May, June’s winner, Chinese double-amputee Xia Boyu who climbed Mt Everest, Springboks historic first black Test captain Siya Kolisi, who won the July public vote and Mexican football fan Gilberto Martinez who won the August public vote. September’s winner was Edward Mills, who at the age of just eight year’s old became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy. October’s winner was Patrick Taylor’s emotional tribute to his late cricket-loving father, which was read out during BBC Radio’s Test Match Special.
Each month, from March to December, the public can select their favourite Moment from a shortlist of four videos, chosen with oversight from the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2019 Laureus Awards Ceremony.