Name: Mikey Brannigan
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 1,500-meter
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
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (1,500-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold (1,500-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 14th (1,500-meter)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 5 (3 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (800-meter, 1500-meter), 2015 (1500-meter)
  • Silver – 2017 (5000-meter), 2015 (5000-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • 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
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...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.