Robinson Competes In 800-Meter Run At Olympics

Khadevis Robinson

Aug. 6, 2012

LONDON – TCU Hall-of-Famer Khadevis Robinson competed in the 800-meter run at the Olympic Games Monday morning in Olympic Stadium. Robinson finished fourth in his heat in a time of 1:47.17, unable to advance via the three automatic qualifying spots, or among the three wild card qualifiers to the semifinals. Robinson finished in 25th place overall.

Robinson was caught up among a bunched early pack and was unable to set a tempo for his race. He was still positioned for a late sprint in the last 100 meters to get an automatic qualifying position, but was unable to move up the leaderboard.

While at TCU, Robinson won the 1998 NCAA Outdoor 800 meters to cap his college career. He is also a four-time U.S. outdoor national champion in the 800. This was Robinson’s second Olympic Games, also qualifying for the 800-meter run in Athens, Greece in 2004. He qualified for the U.S. Olympic team by taking second place in the 800-meter run at the Olympic Trials in June.



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