800 meter runner who won a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships.
He was a silver medalist in the 1500 meter event at the 1994 World Junior Championships.
He competed in three Olympics, with his best finish being fifth place in 2000.
He was born in Neudorf, Switzerland.
He was named the Swiss Sportsman of the Year in 2000 and 2001, before the award went to Simon Ammann in 2002.