Robert Easton was introduced to wheelchair sports in 1976 and first began with playing wheelchair basketball. In 1977 he took up wheelchair racing and by 1981 was a major force on the international sports scene. He held and improved on every World Record for track & field events in his class for the period from 1982 to 1988.
Robert Easton retired from competition in 1988 following his three Gold Medal performances in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at the Seoul Paralympics. He received the Alberta Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in track in 1983, 1986, 1987, and 1988; the Paralympics Sports Association Awards in 1978, 1983, 1984, 1988 and the City of Edmonton Athletic Award in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1987.
Robert Easton was also a founding member of the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association and has since been named a life member of that association.