Robert Taylor (sprinter, born 1953)

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Not to be confused with Robert Taylor (sprinter born 1948).
Robert Taylor
Personal information
Full name Robert Earl Taylor
Born April 29, 1953 (1953-04-29) (age 63)

Robert Earl Taylor (born April 29, 1953) is an American former sprinter.[1]

At the 1975 Pan American Games, Taylor was a member of gold medal winning 4x400 m relay team and won the AAU championships in 400 m in 1977.[2]

Taylor came third in the 400 meters at the 1977 IAAF Athletics World Cup in Düsseldorf whilst representing the USA.[3] By virtue of this, he was part of a controversy as the race was re-run the day after the first run because Alberto Juantorena (of Cuba representing the Americas) lodged a successful protest that he had not been able to hear the starter's gun in the first race.[4]

Taylor was ranked as one of the best 400 m runners in 1976 and 1977.[5][6]

400 meters
Year World rank US rank
1975 - 7th
1976 7th 5th
1977 3rd 1st
1978 - 7th