12/08/2013 00:22 EST | Updated 02/06/2014 05:59 EST

Decathlete Damian Warner honoured to be People's Pick

The people have spoken. 

Fans selected decathlete Damian Warner as Canada's Athlete of the Year, voted The People's Pick in a poll conducted by Scott Russell and over the past several weeks. The announcement was made on CBC Sports Weekend Saturday.

With more than 12,000 votes cast, Warner earned 33 per cent of them. Patrick Chan (23 per cent) and Milos Raonic were (16 per cent) were the next closest competitors. 

Warner, who won bronze at the athletics worlds in Moscow this summer, joined Russell to talk about the accomplishment.

Click the video above to find out what he had to say.