Participants

Robbie SIMPSON

Robbie SIMPSON
    Athletics
Birth Date:  14 Nov 1991
Place of Birth:  WEGBERG
Country of birth:  GER
Age:  26
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  180
Weight (Kg):  69

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Marathon 3 Bronze

Robbie SIMPSON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 15 Apr 8:15
Gold Medal Event Men's Marathon Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Hobbies

Fisherman (Twitter, Sep 2017)


Coach

PERSONAL: Martin COX (GBR) (powerof10.info, Sep 2017)


Injuries

After being selected for marathon at London 2017 World Championships, withdraw due to calf injury. “I was really looking forward to competing in the word champs, so it’s very frustrating." (pressreader.com, 12 Jul 2017)


Additional information

MOUNTAIN WARRIOR
Had challenges converting from mountain running to marathons. "Scotland has plenty of good marathon runners at the moment. A lot of the other guys come from track and road backgrounds and they've been doing it for years, but for me it's harder. Coming from mountain running, I don't have that same speed in my legs. I can go up steep hills, but I can't run forever on a flat road at a fast pace. That's what I've worked really hard to improve." (bbc.com, 21 Apr 2017)


FINANCIAL SACRIFICE
Went full-time mountain running and training and lived in Germany after university. "You learn very quickly how to live cheaply. I can get by on €10,000-a-year on food, rent, travel. You add in whatever prize-money you get and that's how I do it." (bbc.com, 21 Apr 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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