Two of the biggest performers in World Athletics have been named among ten nominees for the Male Athlete of the Year Award.

The names of the  nominee were released by World Athletics for the awards function set for Saturday, December 5.

The award show will be done virtually.

Serial world pole vault record holder, Mondo Duplantis, of Sweden and Norweigian 400m world champions, Karsten Warholm, were named among the ten.

The other nominees are:

Donavan Brazier, USA

Joshua Cheptegei, Uganda

Ryan Crouser, USA

Jacob Kiplimo, Uganda

Noah Lyles, USA

Daniel Stahl, Sweden

Johannes Vetter, Germany

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics’ social media platforms.

Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week.

A ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.

The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.

Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Sunday 15 November.

At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by World Athletics.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 on Saturday, December 5. 

The female nominees will be announced Tuesday, November 3.