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Date of birth:: 05/02/71
Place of Birth: Au-Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190 lbs
Years on National Team: 14
 Bruny Surin's remarkable career seems to continually be absorbed by someone else's shadow. At the 1992 Olympics, Surin finished fourth in the 100-metre sprint yet all anyone remembers was Ben Johnson's failed comeback bid. In 1995, he captured the silver medal at the world championships but the winner, teammate Donovan Bailey, received all the glory. It was the same story at the 1996 Olympic as Surin helped Canada to gold in the 4X100 relay.

 However for the 2000 Olympics, it appears the four-time world champion (two outdoor relays- two indoor 60-metre titles) will receive his fair share of the spotlight. He enjoyed his finest season in 1999 capped by a silver medal at the world championships. He clocked 9.84 seconds in the head-to-head showdown with world record holder Maurice Green of the U.S., which equalled Bailey's Canadian record.

 Surin's parents immigrated to Canada leaving Surin and his sister with his grandparents when he was just 7 years old. They joined their parents in Montreal a year later. His wife Bianelle Legros-Surin is Surin's manager and they have 2 daughters. Surin's cousin is Canadian triple jump record holder Edrick Floreal.

2000 Games
Sept. 23: Men's 100 metres: Bruny Surin, Montreal, finished eighth, pulled up, in semifinal heat, eliminated.
Sept. 22: Men's 100 metres: Bruny Surin, Montreal, finished third in second-round heat, advanced to third round.


Photos
Bruny Surin pulls up
A dejected Bruny Surin
Looking up at the clock
Surin places fourth in first heat
Surin runs in his first heat
Exhausted after 2nd race
Crossing the finish line
Behind Ato Boldon
Sprinter Bruny Surin practices
Bruny Surin works out
Surin & Bailey together
High stepping Surin
Surin tries out new shoes

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