Alistair Brownlee Storms into Sports Personality of the Year Betting Odds Contention
The odds on Alistair Brownlee winning the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year have been cut dramatically following his heroic self sacrifice at the World Triathlon Series Finale in Mexico. UPDATE: Brownlee is now Favourite to win SPOTY
His brother Jonny was leading the race with just 700 metres to go. A win would have made Jonny the winner of the 2016 World Series. However he was overcome by severe heat exhaustion, becoming disorientated with his legs failing him. Alistair was a few metres behind in second place in the race. He would have been a certainty to win the race had he continued but in a spirit of self sacrifice he took his brother under his arm and literally pushed him across the line so he could finish second. As it happened it was all in vain as Jonny’s rival for the World Series, Mario Mola from Spain, finished 4th which was enough for him to win the title by 4 points.
But what will be remembered for alot longer than Mola’s title is the brotherly love shown by Alistair.
This is simply brilliant!
What a show of sportsmanship from Alistair Brownlee towards his younger brother Jonny 🙌 https://t.co/6gln7n6Avl
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 19 September 2016
Alistair said it was “a natural human reaction” to come to the aid of his brother, adding: “I’d have done the same thing for anyone in that position.” …He added: “I wish the flippin’ idiot had paced it right and crossed the finish line first….”He could have jogged that last two kilometres and won the race. [Source BBC]
Alistair Brownlee Sports Personality of the Year Betting
As a result the odds on the two time Olympic Gold medalist to win SPOTY have fallen to best odds of just 9/4 via Betfred making him the favourite. The previous favourite behind, Andy Murray is now 11/4 with Betfair with Mo Farah, Laura Trott, and Nick Skelton following. The momentum is clearly with Alistair at the moment, so who knows where his odds will settle as they’ve come in from 20/1 in less than a week. He was barely in consideration before last weekend, despite his Gold Medal winning feat at the Rio Olympics. Just goes to show the power of a good story. And this certainly is a good story.
Sports Personality of the Year 2016 Odds Comparison Table
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|Laura Kenny (Trot)||40/1||50/1||33/1||33/1||40/1||50/1||33/1|
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