Franziska Rochat-Moser

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Franziska Rochat-Moser (17 August 1966 – 7 March 2002) was a long-distance runner from Switzerland, who represented her native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. She won the 1997 New York City Marathon.

Moser was married to Philippe Rochat, renowned chef and owner of a prominent French restaurant.[1] She died in an avalanche while climbing in the Swiss Alps.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Switzerland
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 17th Marathon 2:44:07
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DNF
1993 Lausanne Marathon Lausanne, Switzerland 1st Marathon 2:42:06
1994 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st Marathon 2:27:44
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 18th Marathon 2:34:48
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th Marathon 2:36:16
Jungfrau Marathon Interlaken, Switzerland 1st Marathon 3:22:49
New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st Marathon 2:28:43


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Franziska Rochat-Moser". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04.
  1. ^ Colman Andrews (1998). "Giradet after Giradet". Saveur. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11.
  2. ^ "Franziska Rochat-Moser, Marathon Runner Dies After Alpine Accident". IAAF. Retrieved 1 January 2013.