robert esmie

Robert was born in Jamaica, home of the world’s best sprinters, and raised in Sudbury, Ontario. Throughout his journey of coaching himself in the 95/96 season, he dedicated the first 25 years of his life to his passion: Running FAST.

As Robert's career wound down in 2004, he began to receive referrals from doctors to rehab their distance runners and teach them proper techniques within a 4-6 weeks time span. From there came great results and more referrals for other sports, which was when Robert identified his passion for coaching.

Now, in addition to being a corporate speaker and ambassador, to both profit and not-for-profit organizations, he is dedicating his next 25 years to helping others achieve their dreams so that they can BLASTOFF.


Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist

1995, 1997

World Championships Gold Medalist


World Indoor Games 60m Bronze Medalist


Olympic Gold Medalist

1996, 1997

Canadian Track and Field Championships

Gold Medalist


Canadian Olympic Committee Hall of Fame


Canadian Sports Hall of Fame


Robert Esmie is also the Co-Founder of, a feedback platform that enables experts to monetize their knowledge and expertise while helping others succeed.

Gold at Men's 4x100M Relay at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Airblastoff Sports by Robert "Blastoff" Esmie aka The Speed Doctor
The Naked Truth
Coming Soon


Performance is the ability to overcome obstacles by reaching a spiritual connection through your mind, body and soul giving you the aptitude to rise at that given moment.

~ Robert Esmie