In High School Michael ranked among the bestÂ high school runners in the country (competing against non-disabled peers) and was named Â Sports IllustratedÂ “Athlete of the Month.“Â After setting the Paralympic World Record for the 1500m in the T20 Class for (intellectual impairment) he went on to be the first male US athlete with Autism to win a medal when he won the men’s 1500m at the 2016 Rio Parlaypmics.Â Brannigan is from New York, where he began running with the Rolling Thunder team, and has trained with theÂ New York Athletic Club.
Watch Videos Featuring Michael Brannigan:
- Paralympics Video: Men’s 1500m T20 Final
- Team USA Video: Michael Brannigan Men’s 1500m T20 Final GOLD
- Sports Illustrated Video: High School Athlete of the Month: Mikey Brannigan
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