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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

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.

Triathletes Jonathan Brownlee (L) and Alistair Brownlee attend the Team GB Ball at Battersea Evolution on November 30, 2016 in London, England.

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

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Cartoon Network UK has partnered with British triathlete brothers Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee as part of the network's ongoing Buddy Network initiative, designed to stop children being bullied. In a partnership that also works alongside Childline & the NSPCC the network aims to help stop t