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Sir Mo Farah Has Been Awarded BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

Claire Reid

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Sir Mo Farah Has Been Awarded BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

Sir Mo Farah been awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the year 2017.

Mo scooped the title from 12 contenders - Elise Christie, Chris Froome, Lewis Hamilton, Anthony Joshua, Harry Kane, Johanna Konta, Jonnie Peacock, Adam Peaty, Jonathan Rea, Anya Shrubsole and Bianca Walkden.

In third place, was Jonnie Peacock, with Jonathon Rae in second place.


The four-time Olympic gold winner looked overwhelmed when his name was announced.

Mo has had an impressive year, picking up his third consecutive world 10,000m gold in London in August. Followed by a silver in the 5,000m. But despite all his success, he shows no signs of chilling out, and is now concentrating on road races.

He was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace last month, and is now a Sir. Fancy.


Credit: PA

Elsewhere, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill won a lifetime achieve award for her amazing dedication to athletics. Accepting the award she said: "I just feel incredibly proud of the career that I've had." She then went on to thank her 'incredible team' and her family for all their support, before getting a bit emotional. Ahh.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, Mo Farah

Claire Reid
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