Who is Bruny Surin?

Bruny was born on July 12, 1967 in Haiti. At the age of seven years old, he moved with his parents to Canada to start a new life in Montreal. At just 17, Bruny was convinced by a local track coach to try the sport, and the rest they say, is history.

He quickly emerged as a stand out long jumper making his debut at the 1988 Olympic Games. After suffering an injury, he channelled his focus towards the 100m and he went on to represent Canada at 4 Olympic Games.

His 18 year career is highlighted with 7 Canadian titles, 2 consecutive World 60m Indoor titles, 2 Silver World 100m Championship Medals, and an Olympic Gold Medal.

Currently, Bruny holds both the Canadian 100m record at 9.84 seconds and the 60m record at 6.45 seconds. Most recently Bruny was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.