Name: Mikey Brannigan
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Classification: T20
Height: 5-11
Weight: 152
DOB: 11/12/1996
Birthplace: Huntington, N.Y.
Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
High School: Northport High School (Northport, New York) ‘15
College: Suffolk County Community College
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Coach(es): Sonja Robinson
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold (1500m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (800m, 1500m), silver (5000m)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 5 (3 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (800m, 1500m); 2015 (1500m)
  • Silver – 2017 (5000m); 2015 (5000m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track & Field, gold (1500m)
  • Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, gold (1500m)
Personal: Son of Kevin and Edie Brannigan…Has one older brother Patrick and one younger brother Thomas… Diagnosed with Autism at the age of three…Began running as a member of the Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program, a non-profit organization that helps to train mentally and physically disabled athletes... Moved up to his high school varsity teams as an eighth grader...Named in 2015 as Sports Illustrated’s February High School Athlete of the Month...Two-time High School All-American...…Became the first Paralympic ambulatory athlete to break the four-minute mile barrier…His favorite book is “Pre: The Story of Steve Prefontaine” and "Meb for Mortals"..Hobbies include traveling, fishing with his dad, going to the beach and going to the movies...He enjoys listening to hip-hop and rock music…Member of the New York Athletic Club, the home to other elite athletes such as 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and triathlon star Gwen Jorgensen.