Ryan Giggs shocked at Sports Personality win

Monday December 14, 2009

Manchester United player Ryan Giggs looked stunned as he was announced as the winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night.

The Welsh international, who beat bookies favourite Jenson Button into second place, admitted he hadn't even prepared an acceptance speech.

"This is unbelievable. This is a shock," said the winger.

"I have been lucky enough to win a lot of things in my career , playing under the greatest manager that ever lived, playing for the greatest club. But tonight, this is up there."

There was also a special award for Eddie Izzard, in recognition of his superhuman effort of running 43 marathons in just 51 days for Sports Relief.

"It was really tough," he told the audience after being given the award. "Everything was painful. People asked me if I enjoyed the running but I enjoyed the stopping! I staggered, I ran and I crawled."

Photo: © BBC

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