Jessica Ennis & David Weir win UK Athletics fans' award

Jessica Ennis

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has been voted Olympic athlete of the year by British athletics fans.

The 26-year-old, who added gold at London 2012 to her world and indoor titles, received 48% of the vote.

She finished only 4% ahead of double Olympic distance runner Mo Farah in the poll, organised by UK Athletics.

David Weir, 33, who won golds in 800m, 1500m, 5,000m and marathon at the Paralympics, was voted the Paralympic athlete of the year, also polling 48%.

Weir, who beat double gold medallist Hannah Cockcroft into second place, said: "It's a great honour, especially considering that Great Britain had a number of athletes that won gold medals and performed so well in London.

"It's been such a great year for me and my success at the Paralympics is something that I will always remember. To have my performances recognised by athletics fans across the country is a great way to end the year."

Ennis, who set a British record score of 6,995 points to win at London 2012, said of her latest award: "Thank you to all of the UK Athletics fans for voting me the British Olympic athlete of the year - what an honour.

"The support of all the athletics fans is so important for us athletes and this year especially - your support at all the events running up to London was so important. What a great year 2012 has been!"