Sir Mo Farah says he was shocked to be voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year and “never thought I would win having come so close before”. Sir Mo Farah is voted Sports Personality of the Year after winning his third successive world ,m title. Former heptathlon . In a stunning upset, Mo Farah beat odds on favourite Anthony Joshua to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year after six years of being shunned in the public vote. The four time Olympic champion, who retired from the track this summer to switch to road running, had failed even to make the top three for the .The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is the main award of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which takes place each December. The winner is the sportsperson, judged by a public vote, to have achieved the most that year. The recipient must either be British or reside and play a significant amount of .The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award took place on December at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. It was the th presentation of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Awarded annually by the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC , the main award honours an individual s British sporting .Sir Mo Farah is voted Sports Personality . World ,m champion Sir Mo Farah is voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year . On iPlayer. Not available. On TV. No upcoming broadcasts. All previous episodes. Find us at. twitter Ennis Hill given lifetime award Phil Foden named Young Sports Personality . SIR MO FARAH won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in a huge shock in Liverpool. The running great, , retired from the track this year and picked up the big BBC prize for the first time in his career. Anthony Joshua is all smiles as Sir Mo Farah is named SPOTY winner. BBC. . Anthony .