Sir Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017
London, Dec. 17, 2017 (AltAfrika)-World 10,000m champion Sir Mo Farah has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
The 34-year-old was presented the award on video link by daughter Rhianna.
Farah won his third successive world 10,000m gold medal in London in August, despite almost falling twice late in the race.
World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was second and two-time Paralaympic champion Jonnie Peacock third.
Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Kenny Dalglish announced the award at a sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool after a public vote.
Farah, who was at the Sir Mo Farah Track in London, looked genuinely surprised to be named the winner before the video link cut out.
Former sprinter Michael Johnson stepped in to say a few words on Farah’s behalf.
“It’s well deserved,” the American four-time Olympic champion said. “This year he came into his home championships, his last race on the track, and still delivered.
“Over the years he’s dominated, he’s out there by himself and always got the tactics right.”