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Achievements

 

2004 Paralympics in Athens, bronze 800 m and 1500 m
Five-time European champion elite 2005
World champion elite 10000 m 2006
Junior world champion U23 2006 and 2007
Three Olympic diplomas (4th/5th places) at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing
2011 world champion 10000 m and vice world champion 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, 5000 m
2012 Paralympics in London, silver 800 m and marathon
2013 WC in Lyon, world champion 400 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, 10000 m and marathon, vice world champion 800 m

Winner New York Marathon 2013

WInner London Marathon 2014

2014 european champion 800m, 1500m and 5000m, Bronze 400m

Winner Boston Marthon 2015

2015 WC Doha, silver 5000m and bronze 800m

Winner Boston and London Marathon 2015

Winner Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York Marathon 2016

2016 Paralympic in Rio, gold 800m and marathon, silver 1500m and 5000m

World Championships London 2017, world champion 800m, 1500m, 5000m

European Championships Berlin 2018, european champion 800m, 1500m and 5000m

 

Multiple Swiss champion

Swiss record holder 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, 10000 m
World record holder 10'000 m and halfmarathon
Member of the national team from Wheelchair Sport Switzerland

 

Awards

 

Newcomer of the Year 2004 CS Sports Awards
(2nd: Johan Vonlanthen, football / 3rd: Fabian Cancellara, cycling)


Thurgau Sportsperson of the Year 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013

 

Award as "Sportslegend Thurgau"


Central Switzerland Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2010


Disabled Sportsperson of the Year 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, CS Sports Awards


Nominated for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur and 2016 in Monaco.

 

Award as "Person of the year in the canton Thurgau"

 

World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disabilty 2017, Laureus World Sports Awards.