real orden del
mérito deportivo

Bronze medal, presented by the Spanish Royal Family

of the year 2016

Award presented by the Spanish Athletic Federation.

athlete of the year

Award presented by Diario AS

revelation athlete

Award presented by El Mundo Deportivo.


RT @abc_deportes: 📌 Entrevista ABC a Bruno Hortelano: «Tokio 2020 es la culminación de un sueño, mi objetivo» https://t.co/rMtinC6F7s
22 August 2019
RT @runners_es: Con la cabeza más en Tokio que en Doha, @BrunoHortelano se mide a @oscarhusillos este domingo en la inauguración de Vallehe…
19 August 2019
Hoy charlaba también con los compañeros de @TABLERO_RNE ⤵️ el podcast https://t.co/PNOfXC6XG5
18 August 2019
👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 https://t.co/iZpOlDcyso
18 August 2019
“Felicidades @PolRetamal8 por tu sensacional 200m y marca personal... estas son palabras mayores. En la próxima de… https://t.co/jNeAYEvP8X
18 August 2019
Un placer compartir ayer charla en @ElTransistorOC de @OndaCero_es con @AlbertoPereiro. Si no lo escuchaste, puede… https://t.co/ZRZUjMytnj
18 August 2019
RT @COE_es: Todo por el sueño olímpico. Grande @BrunoHortelano 👉😏👈 https://t.co/M0K4mM6mVq
18 August 2019
@AlbertoPereiro @ElTransistorOC Muchas gracias a vosotros!
18 August 2019
👂🏼👇🏽 https://t.co/N6jiYfBHJv
17 August 2019
@cristina__cd Felicidades atrasadas, Cris 🤗
17 August 2019
about me

Bruno landed himself among the world’s sprinting elite when he became European Champion over 200m in July 2016. A month later, he represented Spain at the Olympic Games in Rio, winning his heat in 20.12 and setting a National Record. In the semifinal he finished 10th in the world, a mere 0.06 seconds from the Olympic final. In total, Bruno broke the Spanish National Record 5 times between the 100m and 200m during the summer of 2016.

His progress was explosive, but in September 2016, just one week after returning back to Spain from Rio, Bruno was in a serious car accident that stopped his momentum completely. In the hospital he would begin the next phase of his career: a recovery from very serious injuries. With this goal of returning to the track always on his mind, Bruno dreamt of his return.

After several surgeries and many long months of rehabilitation, with the support of his team and countless other professionals and organizations who helped him, Bruno recovered fully. His next phase of athletic preparation was not easy either, with many obstacles constantly blocking his path. But these hurdles didn’t stop him, and with perseverance and consistency he is finally ready.

Bruno will compete this summer with the eagerness of having had to overcome a serious injury, leaving behind a disorienting period of suffering. With his mind intent on breaking his limits, Bruno wants to demonstrate that even life’s most difficult moments can be overcome, and that dreams can still be fulfilled. With his fingers pointing to his temples, Bruno shows that excellence on and off the track both begins and ends in one’s mind.

amsterdam 2016

Without a doubt the 200m final at Amsterdam 2016 marked a before and after in my sports career. Click on the button to see the final that changed everything.

Watch the race
that cheanged everything

When I was eight years old I had my first great dream, and like all great dreams, it sounded enormous. The years passed, but that dream continued in my heart. At times it was more present on my mind, at times more distant. But I trusted in my dream: to represent my country at the Olympic Games.

Sixteen years later, my great dream came true, and I was shown that dreams really can become reality—with faith, perseverance, and enthusiasm. Now I have a new Olympic Dream; I’m on a new mission: discover my limits. I only hope that you never stop dreaming.