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Khadevis Robinson

Khadevis Robinson

Event: 800m
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
PR: 1:43.68 (2006)
Born: 07/19/1976
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Trimble Tech (Fort Worth, Texas) H.S. '94
College: Texas Christian '98
Coach: Dr. Frank Little
Agent: Karen Locke
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USA Championships
Four-time USA Outdoor champion – 1999 (1:45.92); 2005 (1:45.27); 2006 (1:44.13); 2007 (1:44.37)
Four-time USA Indoor champion – 1999 (1:48.60); 2006 (1:46.98); 2008 (1:46.95); 2009 (1:48.61)
Six-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2002 (1:47.58); 2003 (1:50.69); 2004 (1:44.91); 2009 (1:45.97); 2011 (1:44.49); 2012 (1:44.64)
 
International Championships
Seven-time qualifier for Team USA for the World Outdoor Championships
 
Collegiate Championships
1998 NCAA Outdoor champion (1:46.04)
1997 WAC Outdoor champion (1:49.52)
1996 SWC Outdoor runner-up (1:50.79)
 
About Khadevis
Few things have been as consistent as the presence of Khadevis “KD” Robinson in the 800m at the USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. His combined eight USA Indoor and Outdoor titles make him one of the best 800m runners of his era. He has recorded a time in the top ten in the U.S. in 11 straight seasons and been in the top three in the U.S. ten of the last 11 years. Demonstrating his longevity, in a total of four Olympic Trials appearances, Robinson has qualified for two Olympic teams and placed fourth twice. Robinson cruised to a runner-up finish at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships to qualify for his seventh World Outdoors team. Robinson was part of one of the most dramatic moments in Olympic Trials history at the 2008 meet when he and Christian Smith desperately dove at the finish of the 800m final, vying for the third Olympic team spot. Smith finished in third place with Robinson in fourth. In 2006, for the first time in his career, Robinson was ranked in the top ten in the world by Track & Field News (#7). Each season since 2004 Robinson has run a time among the top ten in the country and six times one of the top two times in the country. Robinson was so dominant in the U.S. in 2006 that he posted 11 of the top 12 outdoor times by an American that season. Robinson earned his degree from Texas Christian in social work.  He was a football standout in high school but broke his wrist his junior year. He felt he needed to have another sport to list on his college application, so he tried track. Loves to play chess. He serves as assistant coach at The Ohio State University. Has one son Zion,  born October 20, 2007.
Results
2012: 4th in heats at Olympic Games (1:47.17); Olympic Trials runner-up (1:44.64); 1st at Jerome International Classic (1:45.16); 4th at Pre Classic (1:44.54).
2011: 5th in semi-final heat at World Outdoors (1:45.27); 2nd at USA Outdoors (1:44.49); 1st at Rome (1:45.09); 2nd at Pre classic (1:45.40); 5th in Monaco (1:44.03)
2010: 1st in Kingston (1:47.57); 4th at adidas Grand Prix (1:45.77); Did not start at USA Outdoors; Did not start in final at USA Indoors
2009: Runner up at USA Outdoors (1:45.97); 5th in semifinal at World Outdoors (1:45.91); USA Indoor 800m champ (1:48.61); 1st at Santa Monica (1:44.47); 1st at Kingston (1:45.67)
2008: 4th at Olympic Trials (1:45.53); USA Indoor champ (1:46.95); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:44.55); 2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (1:45.55)
2007: USA Outdoor champion (1:44.37);  4th in semis at World Outdoors (1:45.45); Reebok Grand Prix champion (1:46.38); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:44.99); 1st at Occidental Invitational (1:45.40); 2nd at Madrid (1:45.03); 5th at Monaco (1:44.27)
2006: USA Outdoor champion (1:44.13); USA Indoor champion (1:46.98); 1st at adidas Track Classic (1:45.23); 1st at Reebok Grand Prix (1:45.66); 1st at Rieti (1:43.68);  2nd at Rome (1:43.86); 7th at Athens (1:44.21); 3rd at DN Galan (1:44.86)
2005: USA Outdoor champion (1:45.27); 8th in semifinal at World Outdoor Champs (1:49.13); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:45.19); Ran 1:45.35 at Modesto; 4th in Zurich (1:44.62)
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials 800m (1:44.91); 3rd in opening round at Olympic Games (1:46.14); 1st at Drake Relays (1:49.11)
2003: USA Indoor 800m runner-up (1:50.69); 5th in opening round of World Indoors (1:49.44); runner-up at USA Outdoors (1:46.21); 8th in semifinal at World Outdoors (1:50.60); 1st at Lucerne (1:45.03); 2nd at Verizon Millrose Games (1:51.08); 5th at adidas Oregon Track Classic (1:47.69)
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (1:47.58); 1st at Lapinlahti (1:44.41); 1st at Cuxhaven (1:44.83); 1st at Harry Jerome Classic (1:45.97); 1st at Ludvika (1:45.97); 2nd in NYC on Feb. 9 (1:48.48)
2001: 3rd at USA Indoors (1:47.31); 1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (1:46.04); 5th at U.S. Outdoors (1:48.41); 5th in opening round at World Outdoors (1:49.42)
2000: 4th at Olympic Trials (1:46.36); won Prefontaine Classic (1:45.90) and adidas Oregon Track Classic on consecutive days (1:45.40); 2nd at USA Indoors (1:48.83)
1999: USA Indoor champion (1:48.60); USA Outdoor (1:45.92) champion; 5th in heats at World Champs (1:48.31)
1998: Won NCAA Outdoor (1:46.04); anchored 2nd-place 4x400 (44.8 for 3:03.00); 5th in USA Outdoors (1:46.10); won WAC Indoor 800 (1:48.89); won WAC Outdoors (1:46.06)
1997: Won WAC (1:49.52); 7th in NCAA Outdoor (1:49.27); WAC Indoor 4x440y champion (3:12.16y)
1996: Won SWC (1:50.79); 2nd in SWC Indoor (1:50.94); 5th in heats (1:49.78) at NCAA Outdoor
1995: 4th in heats at SWC
1994: Ran relay leg of 47.0; placed 4th in Texas HS state meet and won every other race until state
1993: Ran high school relay leg under 48-seconds
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Outdoor bests – 1:44.54 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 21 in the world) 
2011: Outdoor bests – 1:44.03 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 1:45.77 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 36 in the world)
2009: Indoor bests – 1:47.76 (No. 2 in the USA , No. 17 in the world); Outdoor bests –, 1:44.47 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 15 in the world)
2008: Indoor bests – 1:46.95 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1:44.55 (No. 2 in the USA vy T&FN, No. 14 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 1:44.27 (No. 2 in the USA, No 10 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests – 1:46.98 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1:43.68 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Outdoor bests – 1:44.62 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 15 in the world)
2004: Outdoor bests – 1:44.89 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 23 in the world)
2003: Indoor bests – 1:49.44 (No. 11 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1:45.03 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 23 in the world)
2002: Indoor bests – 1:48.48 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 49 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1:44.41 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 17 in the world)
2001: Indoor bests – 1:47.31 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); Outdoor bests –  1:45.15 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 31 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2000: Indoor bests – 1:47.97 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 25 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1:45.40 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 42 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
1999: Indoor bests – 1:48.60 (No. 11 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 1:45.23 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 29 in the world)
1998: Outdoor bests – 1:45.72 (ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
1997: Outdoor bests – 1:47.46
1996: Outdoor bests – 1:47.75
1995: Outdoor bests – 1:48.61
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