Liverpool Harrier Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

It will be the first time the 26-year-old has been nominated, after a dominating year in which she won two championships.

Liverpool FC stars Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain announced her nomination via a twitter video.

The main reason for her nomination comes after she won a heptathlon World Championship gold medal in early October, breaking Jessica Ennis-Hill’s British record at the same time.

KJT ended the event on 6981 points, beating former champion Nafissatou Thiam by 304 points in total, with Austrian Verena Preiner claiming third in Doha.

Johnson-Thompson has also been nominated for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year alongside Eliud Kipchoge and Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce.

The Liverpool runner is 33/1 to win the BBC SPOTY, with Ben Stokes a clear favourite at 1/6.

Raheem Sterling, Dina Asher-Smith and Alun Wyn Jones have also been nominated.

This year’s award ceremony will be held in Aberdeen on December 15th.

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