Mikey Brannigan

Birthday: 11/12/96 Mile PR: 3:57.58 - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:44.39 - 2017
High School: Northport High School ‘15
Hometown: East Northport, NY
College: Suffolk County Community College
Current Residence: East Northport, NY

Team: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)

Mikey Brannigan won the 1500m silver medal at the 2023 Para Athletics World Championships in Paris, running 3:53.50.

In 2016, the inspiring Mile star also won the 1500 meter gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games. At the Sir Walter Miler, he clocked a 3:57.58 to smash his previous personal record by more than 5 seconds. In doing so, Brannigan, who is on the autism spectrum, became the first person with a T20 Paralympic classification, which refers to intellectual disability, to break the coveted 4 minute mark.

The two-time High School All-American also has earned medals (3 gold, 2 silver) at the World Para Athletics Championships: 800m & 1500m gold and 5000m silver in 2017 and 1500m gold and 5000m silver in 2015.

For 2017, Mikey was named Team USA's Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year.



National Road Championships return to Grand Blue Mile

March 24, 2019

Defending champions Riley Masters, Emily Lipari headline 10th event edition in Des Moines; $30,000 overall prize purse to be awarded

Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Drake Relays announced the national Mile road championships will be returning in 2019...

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Meet the Miler: Mikey Brannigan

April 23, 2018

2017 USA Paralympic Athlete of the Year and 2016 Paralympic Champion at 800m and 1500m to debut in a USA Championship at the Grand Blue Mile; first sub-4 Miler with autism

By David Monico, Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second consecutive...

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Making the Most of Your Mile: 2018 Grand Blue Mile

April 18, 2018

Event again hosts USA 1 Mile Road Championships as well as BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018 opener; Drake Relays event director Blake Boldon discusses 2018 fields, shares what's new for this year and more!

By Bring Back the Mile

The USATF 1 Mile Road Championship returns to Des Moines for the second...

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The Unstoppable Star: Mikey Brannigan

January 27, 2017

The first person with autism to break 4 minutes in the Mile shows no signs of stopping.

By John Hanc, Runner's World

He’s been profiled on ESPN, on NBC News, and in the Wall Street Journal in the last year alone. But perhaps the apogee of Mikey Brannigan’s career came in September, when he...

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Mikey Brannigan Wins Paralympic Gold Medal

September 13, 2016

The teen runner with autism won the 1500 meters after leading the entire race in Rio de Janeiro.

By Erin Strout, Runner's World

Mikey Brannigan topped off a stellar 2016 track season on Tuesday with a Paralympic gold medal in the 1500 meters in Rio, where he led the race from beginning to...

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Mikey Brannigan: Running for Gold at the Rio Paralympics

September 06, 2016

"Mikey wants to inspire all kids to participate in any athletic sport, and wants to continue to be a role model for other people with autism—to show them that there are no limits.”

By Sheri ArbitalJacoby, Great Neck Record

His Facebook page is filled with photos from graduation, the beach and...

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Teen Runner with Autism Shatters 4:00 Mile Barrier

August 09, 2016

Mikey Brannigan sets a Paralympic world record for the T20 classification.

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

At the Sir Walter Miler meet on Friday, August 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, 19-year-old Mikey Brannigan finished seventh in the Mile, clocking 3:57.58 to smash his previous personal...

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Mikey Brannigan to represent New York Athletic Club at 5th Avenue Mile

September 10, 2015

Brannigan, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18 months old, owns a personal best of 4:03.18 for the Mile.

From SI Wire

Mikey Brannigan of Newport, N.Y. will represent the New York Athletic Club in Sunday's 5th Avenue Mile.

Brannigan, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18...

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Mike Brannigan opening door for autistic runners

February 12, 2014

Brannigan's success may pave way for others

By Doug Binder, DyeStat.com

NEW YORK -- There has been no slowing Michael Brannigan since they day he found organized running.

The 17-year-old junior from Northport, N.Y., diagnosed with autism as a toddler, is qualified for the New Balance Boys...

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