Robin McKeever, coach

Robin McKeever


Robin McKeever is the head coach of the para-nordic team for Cross Country Canada. McKeever is a Paralympian, Olympian and eleven-time able-bodied Canadian national champion in cross-country skiing. McKeever’s competitive career began in 1987, and he went on to compete in 15 Canadian National Championships and represent Canada at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

McKeever turned his attention to para-nordic skiing in 2001, when he took on the role as the sighted guide for his brother, Brian McKeever. Robin officially started guiding Brian at the Salt Lake IPC World Cup final in March 2001.

The pair earned seven gold, two silver and two bronze at three Paralympic Games, in addition to dozens of world championship and World Cup medals. Together the McKeever brothers won two gold medals and one silver medal at the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games. At the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, the duo won two gold medals and one silver medal in cross-country skiing, plus a bronze medal in the 7.5-kilometre biathlon competition. They capped their racing partnership with a triple gold performance at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

Following the Vancouver Games, Cross Country Canada named Robin as the new para-nordic head coach. Under his direction, the Canadian para-nordic team continued to maintain itself among the world powers in the sport at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.


11-time able-bodied national champion…Competed at 1998 Winter Olympics, raced in four cross-country skiing events highlighted by 18th place in relay… Won 11 Paralympic Games medals as guide for brother Brian McKeever.