Friday 24 May 2019

Mo Farah the surprise BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner as Northern Irish motorbike champion finishes 2nd

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

Matt Slater

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah upset the odds to be named 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Sunday.

The 34-year-old was the third favourite coming into evening - with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the bookies' tip - but finally won the award after a previous best finish of third in 2011.

On a night of surprises, Northern Ireland's World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea finished second and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock was third.

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