His personal best time is 8:14.37 minutes, achieved at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg. This result places him seventh on the German all-time performers list, behind Damian Kallabis, Hagen Melzer, Frank Baumgartl, Rainer Schwarz, Uwe Pflügner and Michael Karst.
He competed for the sports clubs TV Wattenscheid 01 (1985-1993) and LG Bayer Leverkusen (1994-) during his active career.
|Representing West Germany|
|1990||European Indoor Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||4th||1500 m||3:45.58|
|European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||27th (h)||5000m||14:12.84|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||5th||3000 m s'chase||8:16.60|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||6th||3000 m s'chase||8:15.33|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||4th||3000 m s'chase||8:14.37 PB|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||6th||3000 m s'chase||8:18.52|
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