Robison was a competitor for the United States in the 1948 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres.
Robison later became a track coach at BYU, where he stayed for 40 years and was affectionately known as "Coach Robby". The track at BYU has been named in honor of Robison. His son Mark Robison has also been a BYU track coach.
- 2009 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News), p. 326
- Deseret News article on Robison's death
- BYU article on track field
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