Crouched in a three-point stance, Trayvon Bromell took off on a mad dash. The former Gibbs and Baylor standout showed off his blistering start, his perfect form and his smooth finish, all while working with a resistance band tied around his waist.
Bromell posted the sprint on his Twitter page along with a title: Bullet.
The video had the track world abuzz Monday afternoon.
Bromell, an Olympic sprinter who has battled through injuries the past three years, said he is stronger, more focused and injury free. He has been training to get ready for the upcoming track season with an eye on the Olympic Trials next summer and a return to the world’s biggest track and field stage in Tokyo.
Four years ago, Bromell was a star in the 100- and 200-meters. He had already signed an endorsement deal with New Balance. He was an indoor champion and medaled in the 100 at the World Championships.
Then came the injuries.
First was a bone spur in his Achilles, an injury that severely impacted Bromell’s performance at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. He finished last in the 100 and ended up in a wheelchair after gutting out a leg in the 4×100 relay.
Since that setback, Bromell has only raced a handful of times.
He twice had surgery on his Achilles, the last in 2018. After running in a few events last year, Bromell is training with a better understanding of how to come back from his injury. One of training partners in Marvin Bracy, who played football at FSU and was a star sprinter with the Seminoles.
“We’ve been training,” Bromell said. “We’re getting ready for this season.”