The most famous and successful teenage athlete of all time is Robbert Pattinson. The 17-year-old from Yorkshire, England, is known for his marathon running and his unusual talent in the pool. Despite being a teen, Pattinson still competes in marathons. He has won many medals in international competitions and holds the English records for the 500m and the 3-mile race. In 2012, Robbert became the youngest person to win the prestigious Comrades Marathon in Durban, South Africa. He holds the record for the junior race too. Because of his amazing talent, we were excited to see what Wiki had to say about him.

Robbert’s Early Life

Robbert was born in 1992 in England. His father, Bill, is a doctor, and his mother, Penny, is a dental hygienist. The family lived in a house with lots of rooms. Although he is mostly known for his athletic achievements, Robbert was actually a very normal kid. He enjoyed playing football, cricket, and snooker, and also went to the local school, where he did well. He had a close bond with his parents and did well in school. When he was 14 years old, Robbert started running competitively. He took part in local races and decided to enter one of the biggest races in England called the Boston Marathon. He started running to lose weight and to fit in with the other marathoners. He did so well that he qualified for entry into the World Championships in Osaka, Japan. In 2014, Robbert became the youngest person to qualify for the Olympics when he competed in the London Olympics. At the Olympics, he qualified for the semi-final round of the marathon, but did not make it to the final. However, he did set a new national record. In 2015, he won the prestigious London Marathon in a time of 2:08:20. This was the perfect way to end the year and prepare for the next one. In 2020, Robbert is now a senior in high school. He competes in several marathons each year and is known to be one of the most talented runners of his generation.

Wiki Bio: Robert Pattinson

The English born celebrity wiki, Wiki, states that in the early years of 2020, Robbert Pattinson was in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s most famous teenager. The bio also states that the seventeen-year-old is an accomplished runner, having set two world records. One of these was when he was just 15 years old. When he was 16, he ran the English version of the Comrades Marathon (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).

The bio states that Robbert is best known for becoming the youngest person to win the prestigious 2012 Comrades Marathon when he did so at the age of 16. Since then, he has gone on to win several other international competitions including the 2019 European Athletics Championships in Berlin and the 2019 IAAF World Championships in London. His hobbies include traveling, working out, and spending time with his family.

Early Achievements

In 2011, Robbert competed in the England under-18 Championships and won the race in a time of 3:52:05. This broke the record for the intermediate men’s race by over a minute. In the following year, 2012, he improved upon this time by almost a minute and a half. At the same race, he also set a new England record in the junior men’s race. That same year, he competed in the London Olympics and came in twenty-first place in the men’s marathon, and ninth place overall. He has been named as one of the top ten competitors to watch in the upcoming 2020 Olympics. In 2014, Robbert was the subject of a documentary, Coming Through the Fog, which followed him as he prepared for the World Championships in Osaka (Japan). In September 2014, he broke the English record for the 800m with a time of 2:20:16, and just two months later at the end of October, he smashed it again with a time of 2:16:56. From that point on, he started regularly setting new British and English records. In late 2015, we finally got to see Robbert compete in the World Championships in London. In that race, he set a British record in the heats for the 1500m with a time of 4:57.78. Just two days later, at the Greenwich Half Marathon, he improved on this time by almost a second, setting a new British record with a time of 4:45.90. Since then, he has not looked back, winning several more half marathons and marathons in 2017 and beyond.