Bruny Surin

Bruny Surin

Montreal, Quebec
Olympic Gold Medalist - Attitude, Performance and Leadership Expert
Bruny Surin is a Sports Hall of Fame athlete who has won a gold medal in the 4x100 relay & an Olympian keynote speaker who competed four times at the Olympics. As an Olympic champion sprinter Bruny Surin is also a Two-time world champion and he remains in the top ten of the fastest sprinters of all time. Bruny recently was appointed as Team Canada's Chef de Mission for Paris 2024. This Olympic Gold Medalist turned into and entrepreneur is popular for his high energy personality and is one of Canada's most engaging speakers. Bruny shares his story and provides insights he has learned in sports and in business as an attitude performance and leadership expert and coach.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Bilingual & French
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Community Engagement Events
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Education & Teachers
  • Event Hosts & Moderators


Bruny Surin was recently inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and by doing so, became the first athlete with Haitian roots to earn this prestigious honour. An athlete that was born in Cap-Haiti, and later immigrated to Montreal, Canada at the age of 7 with his parents and sisters. A tireless athlete, Bruny Surin discovered track and field as a teenager; at that time of his life, he perfected the long jump and the triple jump. Despite his obvious talent, ankle injuries led him to another path: running. Resilient, the sprinter quickly overtook his opponents to reach the podium, starting with the 1990 Commonwealth Games and then the 1994 Games. With his drive and determination, he continued his rise in a multitude of national and international competitions until he and his Canadian teammates won gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta in the 4 x 100 m relay.

In 1993, Bruny Surin emerged on the world tour, capturing his first of two back-to-back World Indoor Championships over 60m. He was ranked on five different occasions as one of the top ten sprinters in the world and ran seven times under the 10.00-second barrier. To date, his personal best of 9.84 seconds is the 5th fastest of all time. Today, Bruny leads by example influencing, motivating, and encouraging by telling his story of sacrifices, hard work, and dedication. He offers his services across the country to schools, corporations, and organizations with the hopes of inspiring them to reach their respective dreams.

Bruny Surin is a humble and conservative man – fitting for a man who ran the third leg of Canada’s gold-medal relay squad in Atlanta. The Quiet Lion – the title of his biography – was the setup man for Donovan Bailey’s glory, but victory wouldn’t have been possible without Bruny’s workmanlike run around the bend. He continued his athletic career until 2002, a pivotal year that led him to open a new chapter in his life as a businessman and philanthropist. He created Sprint Management Inc. to develop business partnerships and mentor the business community, and the Bruny Surin Foundation to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for young people to improve their physical and mental health. He is now a president and chief executive officer of his own group of companies, including Sprint Management, and now uses what he learned to maintain a stable of more than 20 athletes. Services include the handling of endorsements, post-career counselling, and financial planning. He also runs a charitable foundation, has a clothing line, and invests.

Bruny Surin is convinced and is living proof that his message of perseverance during hard times along with setting and managing goals are instrumental keys towards success. Bruny Surin: Olympic Champion, Canadian Track and Field Legend, and entrepreneur. Bruny Surin is a born communicator whose discourse and humour positively influence mindsets and foster the development of a collaborative spirit. Known for his special contributions to our nation, on more than 500 occasions, Bruny has shared his remarkable path to success with students, corporate clients, and business leaders. More than 150,000 people have been influenced and inspired by his conferences across Canada.

In 2022, Bruny Surin was appointed to be named Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. In 2021, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, an honorary club that recognizes Canadians whose service transforms our society and whose compassion unites our communities. His motivation has led him to accomplishments that are as beneficial to young Quebec athletes as they are to the business community! Also a member of Canada’s Olympic Hall of Fame, the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the visionary former athlete draws a natural parallel between teamwork and the symbolic passing of the baton in his lectures.




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Bruny Surin Topic Presentations

the sprint of life!

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  • Olympic champion in the 4x100m relay event, Bruny is able to draw a natural parallel between teamwork and the symbolic handover of the witness. Mr. Surin can adapt the content of his conference and his speech to your organizational reality and your objectives. In order to further engage your audience, some of the themes listed above can be put forward. The length of the conference can also be modified according to your preferences. Bruny is fully bilingual and can present in both French & English.

    In his presentations & conferences, Olympic champion turned entrepreneur Bruny Surin shares his remarkable path to success and discusses the sacrifices, dedication and perseverance needed to achieve a dream. Through his inspiring journey, the former athlete has inspired and influenced more than 150,000 students, employee and business leaders across Canada and around the world. He is one of Canada’s top sports motivational keynote speakers and shares his story of sacrifices and hardships to become who he is today. This presentation covers or can be tailored to include:

    • Motivation and leadership based on his personal journey in sports and business
    • Working outside of your comfort zone
    • How to develop a winning attitude
    • How to surpass your goals
    • Visualization
    • The Olympic experience
    • Motivation
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork and support
    • Resilience and overcoming adversity
    • Performance and productivity
    • The importance of giving back
    • His personal journey in becoming Canadian as a new immigrant to Canada


The City of Laval’s Special Events and Communications team had the opportunity to work in collaboration with Bruny Surin during the 4th edition of the Laval à Velo event in September 2018, where Bruny acted as spokesperson. We were all won over by his great openness and flexibility in bringing all our ideas to life during his mandate. He took his role as spokesperson seriously, took ownership of the mandate, and took care to prepare himself adequately and to know our event well. As a result, he far surpassed our expectations. He was also very available to meet our needs in terms of creating tools: filming, photo shoots, media presence, etc. He was also very helpful in the development...

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Ville de Laval

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