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Andre Bucher, World 2001 Champion over 800m retires

Switzerland’s André Bucher, 30, announced Friday that he is to retire from athletics due to a persistent heel injury.

The highlight of Bucher’s career was winning the 2001 World Championship title in Edmonton, Canada, at 800m in a time of 1:43.70. It was Switzerland’s first ever track title at World or Olympic level. [Read more…]