Career Highlights

Pat has been an athlete for his entire life, starting with gymnastics at age 5 and running at age 12. Growing up in Switzerland, Pat would be actively involved in winter sports ranging from downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski orienteering, cross-country running and indoor team sports. In summer, Pat would be competing in multiple athletics disciplines, road running, orienteering running, duathlon, and triathlon. If he wasn’t running, he could often be found in the Swiss  alps mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and road cycling. Even though Pat showed an early talent for all things running, he would not focus on distance running until the age of 17 when he qualified for his first national team. An early highlight was to compete in a junior 1500m race in front of 20’000 people at the ‘Weltklasse Zürich’ World Class Zurich athletics meet in 1997. From that day onward, Pat was hooked on athletics and would qualify for national teams and international championships regularly.

National teams

  • Swiss Junior U20 Athletics team 1997 to 1999
  • Swiss Junior U23 Athletics team 2000 to 2002
  • Swiss University Cross-Country team 2004 to 2006
  • Swiss Military Cross-Country team 2005 to 2007
  • Australian Mountain Running team 2011
  • Swiss National Marathon team 2013 to 2014
  • Swiss National Team for European Athletics Championships 2014

International championships

  • 1998 International U20 Meet Herenthal BEL (6. over 3000m)
  • 1998 European Cross Country Championships Ferrara ITA (65. in 5.6km Junior race)
  • 1999 European Cross Country Championships Velenje SLO (54. in 8km Junior race)
  • 2002 International Meeting U23 Weinheim GER (3000m)
  • 2004 World University Cross Country Championship Turin ITA (60. in 11km race)
  • 2005 International Military Cross Country Meet Düsseldorf GER (10km)
  • 2006 World University Cross Country Championship Algiers ALG (63. in 10km race)
  • 2006 International Military Cross Country Meet Cinque Mulini Milan ITA (12km)
  • 2007 International Military Cross Country Meet Düsseldorf GER (10km)
  • 2011 World Mountain Running Championships Tirana ALB (61. in 13km up- & downhill race)
  • 2011 Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships Snowdon WAL (20. in 12km up- & downhill race)
  • 2014 European Athletics Championships 2014 (reserve runner for Swiss marathon team)

Personal best times:

Road running  time  year  location
Marathon 42.2km 2:22:55 2013 Zurich (SUI)
Half-Marathon 21.1km 1:07:07 2016 Noosa (AUS)
10km 31:41 2013 Wynnum (AUS)
Track running      
10’000m 32:12.05 2013 St. Lucia (AUS)
5000m 14:37.61 2004 Koblenz (GER)
3000m Steeplechase 8:59.36 2008 Melbourne (AUS)
3000m 8:34.00 2001 Dübendorf (SUI)
2000m Steeplechase 5:50.76 2003 Pliezhausen (GER)
1500m 3:51.71 2004 Bern (SUI)
1000m 2:28.00 2004 Langenthal (SUI)
Ironman 70.3 (1.9/90/21.1km) 4:27:15 (1:15 run) 2015 Sunshine Coast (AUS)
Olympic Distance (1.5/40/10km) 2:08:21 (36:06 run) 2012 Kingscliff (AUS)