Curtis Robb
Personal information
NationalityBritish
English
Born (1972-06-07) 7 June 1972 (age 49)
Merseyside, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sport
SportTrack
Event(s)800 meters, 1500 meters
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 metres: 1:44.92[1]
1500 metres: 3:38.56[1]

Curtis Robb (born 7 June 1972) is a former British middle distance runner, who competed at two consecutive Summer Olympics for Great Britain, in 1992 and 1996.

Running career

Robb first began running with Liverpool Harriers & AC, a racing team based in Liverpool, at the age of 12.[2] From the age of 17, he was coached by Ernie Gallagher, a former miler who had raced Roger Bannister in the 1950s.[2] Robb made his Olympic debut in the men's 800 meters at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where he finished sixth overall. At the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, Robb raced in the men's 800 metres, where he was involved in a controversy after cutting in front of Johnny Gray, with Gray losing his step.[3] In the men's 800 at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Robb made it to the semifinal round, but did not make it to the final round.

After his racing career, Robb became a surgeon. In this role he operated on the glutes of GB international orienteer Charlie Adams.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b All-Athletics. "Profile of Curtis Robb".
  2. ^ a b Liverpool Harriers & AC (December 2009). "Curtis Robb" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ Frank Litsky (16 August 1993). "The New York Times: TRACK AND FIELD; Controversies and Victories in the World Meet". Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. ^ Westcott, Kathryn (9 July 2012). "The curious world of long-term bets". BBC News.