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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C
David Davies
# Shock
Major upset as Mo Farah is crowned 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Anthony Joshua didn’t even feature in the top-three despite having been the red-hot favourite.

MO FARAH HAS surprisingly been crowned the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year while red-hot favourite Anthony Joshua failed to even make the top-three.

34-year-old Farah claimed a third successive 10,000m World Championship gold medal in August while he also won a silver in the 5,000m before stepping away from track racing indefinitely later that month.

The four-time Olympic champion will now concentrate on marathon running.

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea – who’s from Larne – was second in the voting while two-time Paralaympic champion Jonnie Peacock finished in third.

Joshua, who got the better of Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight classic at Wembley in April and then retained his title against Carlos Takam in October – was in fourth.

Despite being crowned world champion for the third successive time, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was in sixth.

Farah had previously been shortlisted for the award on five previous occasions and finished third in the voting back in 2011.

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