Robert Gary

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Robert Gary (born April 5, 1973) is a retired American track and field athlete who competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics.

Track and field career[edit]

College career[edit]

Gary ran for the Ohio State Buckeyes where he was a six-time All-American and was a Big Ten Conference champion. Gary graduated from Ohio State in 1996.[1]

International career[edit]

At the 1996 Olympic Trials Gary finished 2nd in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase to qualify for the 1996 Olympics. At the 1996 Olympics, Gary finished 11th in his heat race.[2]

At the 1999 World Team Trials, Gary finished 2nd to qualify for the 1999 World Championships in Athletics where he finished 7th in his heat race.[3]

At the 2003 World Team Trials, Gary finished 3rd to qualify for the 2003 World Championships in Athletics where he finished 12th in his heat race.[4]

At the 2004 Olympic Trials Gary finished 3rd in the 3,000 meter Steeplechase to qualify for the 2004 Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, Gary finished 12th in his heat race.[5]

Cross-Country[edit]

Gary was an accomplished cross-country runner, winning a national title in 2003 and having two top-3 finishes in 2004 at the national championships.[6] Gary competed in the 1998 and 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

Gary was the head cross-country coach (1996-2012) and head track and field coach (2006-2012) for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but was fired for irregular financial reporting.[8] Gary is currently the head track and field and cross-country coach for the Furman Paladins.[9]

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