Recognized as one of the greatest speed skating sprinters of all time, he won gold medals in the sprint at the 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003 World Championships.
He began skating a very young age.
He took silver in the 500 meters at the 1998 Olympics.
He was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a sister named Danielle.
Jennifer Botterill also competed for Canada in the 1998 Olympics, winning a silver medal in women's hockey.