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Meet the 2016 Competitors: Mikey Brannigan

Mikey Brannigan | Men’s Elite Mile

Mikey Brannigan, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18 months old, has been profiled by Sports Illustrated, NBC Nightly News, and ESPN. Mikey graduated from Northport High School in June 2015, where he set the New York State 3200 meter record of 8:42.92. Since graduation, Brannigan has gone on to compete professionally for the New York Athletic Club, and is the reigning IPC world champion and world record holder in the 1500-meters (3:50.05), entering the 2016 Paralympic Games as a favorite to medal in Rio.

Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Coach: Sonja Robinson
Club: New York Athletic Club
Mile PR: 4:03.15

5 Things About Me: Mikey Brannigan

  1. Favorite Foods:  Steak and Ice Cream
  2. Sport I would play if I didn’t Run:  Basketball
  3. Top song on playlist: Aerosmith – Dream On
  4. Favorite Family Time Activity: Fishing
  5. 2015 Northport High School Prom King

North Carolina connection?
Ran in the 2009 USATF Junior Olympic Championships. Won the US Paralympic Trials July 2, 2016 in a World Record time of 3:50.05 for 1500 meters.

Learn more about Mikey at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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