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Rea proud to be in SPOTY running

Superbike star up against Farah, Joshua and Hamilton

Jonathan Rea has spoken of his pride at being nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The Castletown resident is up against some big names including heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.

Jonathan's currently in Japan with the Kawasaki team and the triple World Superbike champion is currently fourth favourite to win the award.

Speaking to BBC Ulster this morning, the Northern Irishman says it's an honour just being in the running:

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