Athletics Weekly poll reveals majority of readers disagree with putting group support behind one nominee
Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and David Weir will fly the flag for athletics at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards tomorrow night, but who gets your vote?
While Cycling Weekly has urged readers to vote for bookies’ favourite Bradley Wiggins rather than fellow cycling contenders Sarah Storey and Chris Hoy, the athletics world would seem to take a different view.
In an online AW poll, 50.2% of the respondents said the athletics community should not get behind one of the three nominees – compared to 49.8% who disagreed.
When it came to who that nominee would be, 49.3% said Farah, 38.9% went for Ennis while 11.8% opted for Weir.
At the time of publication, Wiggins was the bookmakers’ odds-on favourite to win, ahead of Ennis and Farah. But regardless of what the bookies say and whether or not you agree with group support, cast your vote and enjoy the show as the memories of the summer come flooding back.