Together with Alexander Resch, Patric Leitner won the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but they had a disappointing sixth place finish at the 2006 Torino Olympics. At Vancouver 2010 they came back with the bronze medal in their last international competition. Both were awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award.
The pair won multiple titles together, including the 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2007 World Championships, the 2001, 2002, and 2006 European Championships, and the 1999, 2003, and 2007 German Championships. They were also overall World Cup Champions six times, winning 34 World Cup races in all, a World Cup best through 2009. Leitner began study to receive a training diploma at the German Trainer Academy in Cologne in April 2009. He later became a sports soldier within the German Bundeswehr and turned to coaching.