<h5>IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 2</h5>
<p>PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 18: Brett Robinson of Australia (2L) and Ryan Hill of the United States (2R) compete in the Men's 3000 metre heats during day two of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Oregon Convention Center on March 18, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.</p>
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Brett Robinson

Brett Robinson

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:30 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's 5000m Final

13:32.30 (14th)

Mohamed Farah (GBR)
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo (USA)
Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)

(Local) / 10:27 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Men's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2

13:22.81 (9th)

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Athlete Biography

Brett Robinson was the first Australian selected in the 5000 metres for Rio after he placed second in the Australian Championships and Olympic trials. His June 2015 Olympic qualifying mark enabled selectors to name him for his Olympic debut, while trials winner Sam McEntee needed to chase a qualifying mark.

Robinson has a very impressive international record. In four world championships he has progressed to the final on three occasions at three different distances. He has made the finals of the 2013 IAAF world championships 5000m, 2016 IAAF world indoor championships and 2010 IAAF world junior championships 1500m. Last year at the IAAF world championships he missed the final by just a few seconds.

After a junior career primarily over 800m and 1500m, he has graduated up the distance to 5000m and competed at the two most recent IAAF world cross country championships in 2013 and 2015, where he finished within the top-30 in the 100 plus sized fields.

Born and schooled in Canberra, Robinson now lives and trains in Melbourne with the Nic Bideau squad.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 14th (5000m) – 2016 Bislett Games (Oslo, Norway)
  • 12th (3000m) – 2016 Birmingham Diamond League (Birmingham, Great Britain)
  • 2nd (5000m) – 2016 Australian Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 11th (3000m) – 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships (Portland, USA)
  • 28th (cross country) – 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Guiyang, China)

Career Highlights

  • 2013 World Championships Finalist
  • 28th 2015 World Cross Country championships


  • Primary
    St Johns Primary School (ACT, Australia)
  • Secondary
    St Francis Xavier College (ACT, Australia)


  • Coach
    Nic Bideau 2012-current
  • Club
    Eureka, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    London, United Kingdom and Mt Laguna, USA


Favourite holiday destination
Favourite music
Justin Bieber
Dream car
Toyota Camry
Star Sign
Ears Pierced 10+ tattoos, i like tattoos
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Watching Jessica Fox win the silver medal in the canoeing
First Olympic Memory?
I remember watching the rowing from the 1996 olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
Ryan Gregson
Why this sport?
I want to be faster than everyone