At 1/8 Andy Murray is the clear favourite to win the 2016 Sport Personality of the Year, therefore perhaps the most interesting aspect of the competition has become the race for second place. Alistair Brownlee became a fan favourite this year following the dramatic ending to the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, when he helped his exhausted brother across the line in a showcase of fraternal love. He was also able to retain his Olympic gold, thus making him the 4/6 top pick in the betting without Andy market. Gareth Bale is behind him at 11/2 following a year of remarkable performances for Real Madrid and Wales, while Laura Trott, 6/1, became Britain’s most successful female Olympian after winning both the team pursuit and the Omnium in Rio. Mo Farah is 6/1, while Nick Skelton is a 12/1 shot.