Olympic track star Bruny Surin to run for city council in Laval, Que. - Sportsnet.ca

Bruny Surin won a gold medal for Canada at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now he's aiming for a city council seat in Laval, Que.

8.10.2019

Bruny Surin won a gold medal for Canada at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now he's aiming for a city council seat in Laval, Que.

Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bruny Surin is entering a different kind of race -- this time, for a spot as a city councillor in Laval, Que.

LAVAL, Que. — Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bruny Surin is entering a different kind of race — this time, for a spot as a city councillor in Laval, Que.

In a video in which he appears alongside Mayor Marc Demers, Surin says his interest in promoting healthy lifestyles and his desire for community involvement led to his decision to enter politics.

Surin, 52, is a four-time Olympian and member of the Canadian team that won a gold medal in the 4×100 metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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