American Olympians To Watch In Rio: Sprinter Trayvon Bromell

Sprinter Trayvon Bromell Olympics Rio 2016
Trayvon Bromell.
Courtesy of New Balance.

When New Balance signed a sponsorship deal with sprinter Trayvon Bromell last year, the brand predicted he would help “drive the future of U.S. and global sprinting.” That bet seems to be paying off: The 21-year-old runner clocked a time of 9.84 seconds at the U.S. track and field trials earlier this month, putting him in prime position for the medal podium at his first Olympics.

Sprinter Trayvon Bromell Olympics Rio 2016 Bromell celebrating at the finish during the men’s 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. AP Images.

In early competitions, Bromell wore the SD200v1 racing spikes, but he recently switched over to the new Vazee Sigma for the trials and games.

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The shoe, which launches in October ’16 is “designed to maximize the transfer of energy from the foot, to the ground, and forward,” said a spokesperson for the brand. While the shoe was designed to target power-based sprinters, according to New Balance, it “could also be the choice of sprinters and hurdlers ranging from 60m to 400m.”

When not on the track, Bromell is busy finishing his degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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