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Andy Murray wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 award

World tennis No 1 becomes first person to win award three times, with triathlete Alistair Brownlee second and equestrian Nick Skelton third

Jonathan Brownlee, Jody Simpson, Vicky Holland and Alistair Brownlee - Triathlete


Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee has become first triathlete to successfully defend his Olympic title.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Andy Murray wins for a record third time

Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time. Murray, the 2013 and 2015 winner, took Olympic gold, claimed his second Wimbledon title and became tennis' world number one in a remarkable 2016. Triathlete Alistair Brownlee was second and show jumper Nick Skelton third.