Australia’s Michael Roeger has been voted the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Allianz Athlete of the Month for April after his stunning debut win at the London Marathon.
The 30-year-old smashed the men’s T46 world record in only his second marathon, clocking 2 hours 22min 51sec.
He made his first appearance over the 26.2-miles distance in Melbourne last October.
The London Marathon race doubled as the World Para Athletics Marathon Championships, with Roeger claiming his first gold medal on the global stage.
He received 39 per cent of the public vote.
British swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton was second with 24 per cent, while Australian triathlete Kate Doughty was close behind with 23 per cent.
Indian badminton player Krishna Nagar and Swiss wheelchair racer Manuela Schär were also nominated, receiving seven and six per cent of the vote, respectively.
Jeroen Kampschreur won the IPC Allianz athlete of the month vote in January for his performances at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.
Chinese taekwondo player Yujie Li came out on top in February, while Dutch snowboarder Lisa Bunschoten did the same in March.
The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.