Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist: meet Mo Farah

The Olympic champion defended both 5,000m and 10,000m titles, making history in the process. Will it be enough to win him the viewer vote?

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016 nominees: Mo Farah

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Age: 33

Twitter: @Mo_Farah

2016 highlight: Defending both his 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles, becoming just the second man to do so.

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What the commentator said: “Mo Farah takes 5000 metre gold once again cementing his all time great status forevermore, Mo Farah in the most difficult race of his Olympic career. He does the double double, only the second man in history to complete the feat, Britain’s greatest ever athletics Olympian.”

Watch Mo Farah in Rio 2016

Sports Personality of the Year 2016: who will win?

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Nicola
Adams

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Gareth
Bale

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Alistair
Brownlee

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Sophie
Christiansen

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Kadeena
Cox

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Mo
Farah

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Jason
Kenny

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Laura
Kenny

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Andy
Murray

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Adam
Peaty

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Kate
Richardson-Walsh

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Nick
Skelton

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Sarah
Storey

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Jamie
Vardy

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Max
Whitlock

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Danny
Willett