Print of a painting made with a soccer ball as a paintbrush.
Riech was named Athletic Canada’s Ambulatory Athlete of the Year for 2018 and 2019. Also, in 2019, Riech won the gold medal in the men's T38 1500m at both the IPC World Championships and the Parapan American Games in meet record time. As of July 2021, he holds the world record in the T38 800m and 1500m. At his first Paralympics game in Tokyo, he won gold at the the 1500m event.