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Robbie Simpson


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Robbie Simpson
Athletics, Marathon

A relative newcomer to the Marathon following success as a mountain runner, Robbie put in a stunning run at Gold Coast 2018, working his way through the field to take bronze, Scotland’s final medal of the Games.

Following bronze at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships, Robbie made his Marathon debut in 2016, finishing 18th in London and improving to 16th in 2017 as he grabbed the qualifying standard for Gold Coast and the World Championships. Unfortunately injury prevented him from taking up his place at the World Championships but he bounced back to be at his best at the Commonwealth Games.

  • Date of Birth 14/11/1991
  • Birth Place Wegberg, Germany
  • Hometown Banchory
  • Lives Banchory
  • Coach Martin Cox
  • Club Deeside Runners
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Game of Thrones or Stand Up Comedy

  • I eat...

    Oats, Homemade Pizzas

  • I read...

    Autobiographies/Biographies of Athletes

  • I listen to...

    Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits

  • Sporting Hero

    Jonothan Wyatt

  • Dream holiday destination


  • Dream job as a child

    Professional mountaineer or something in wildlife conservation

Career Highlights

3 rd
Gold Coast 2018
16 th
2017 London Marathon
2 nd
2017 Jungfrau Marathon
Mountain Runnng
2 nd
2017 Sierre-Zinal Mountain Race
Mountain Running
4 th
2016 World Half Marathon Championships
Half Marathon
1 st
2016 Jungfrau Marathon
Mountain Running
2 nd
2016 Sierre-Zinal Mountain Race
Mountain Running
18 th
2016 London Marathon
3 rd
2015 World Mountain Running Championships
Mountain Running
2 nd
2014 European Mountain Running Championships
Mountain Running