Jo Pavey added another piece of silverware to her impressive collection of 2014 after being voted third in BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

The 41-year-old middle distance runner garnered the third most votes from the public, with only golfer Rory McIlroy and eventual winner Lewis Hamilton winning more.

It came after Pavey, who only returned to the track in May eight months after giving birth to her second child, rolled back the years with a series of commanding performances on the track.

Just ten days after winning 5,000m bronze to help Team England to their most successful Games ever in Glasgow, Pavey then made history as the oldest-ever female European champion with victory in the 10,000m aged 40.

Pavey tweeted afterwards: "Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me.I feel very overwhelmed. I really can't believe I made top 3. Thank you."

A whole host of awards subsequently followed, including being named the Sports Journalists Association’s Sportswoman of the year as well as British Athletics Athlete of the Year.

Pavey was not the only English athlete nominated for the final ten in the main award with gymnast Max Whitlock and swimmer Adam Peaty also shortlisted after a year to remember for Team England.

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