Mo Farah wins SPOTY 2017

The three time 10,000m world champ and gold medal Olympian, Sir Mo Farah, won the view vote for Sports Personality Of The Year 2017 last night on the BBC.

Speaking via a TV link from Liverpool, Farah was lost for words when handed the award by his stepdaughter Rhianna. 

"It is pretty amazing and hard to think about," he said.

"I didn't imagine I was ever going to win this but anything can happen. If you work hard you can achieve your dreams.

"I am sorry I could not be there. My kid has been not well.

"I just cannot believe I have won."

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was second and two-time Paralaympic champion Jonnie Peacock third.