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.
Retirement hits certain athletes hard, but that wasn't the case for Bruny. After stepping away from the sport, Bruny began writing the next chapter of his life as an entrepreneur. Today, as President of the self-titled Surin Group, he actively manages and leads his line of ventures, including: Sprint Management, a full-service agency specializing in the representation of track and field athletes; The Bruny Surin Foundation, an opportunity to give back to underprivileged children across Quebec by teaching them to be healthy, physically active, and socially strong; Surin Clothing: Bruny's dream of having his very own brand of both athletic and lifestyle apparel that is stylish, comfortable, and performance-oriented.
Bruny is an experienced and highly sought-after motivational speaker, having recounted the numerous trials and tribulations of his illustrious career in over 1,000 speaking engagements across North America.