Published on February 19th, 2015 | by mpower
Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month: Mikey Brannigan
Mikey Brannigan runs for Northport High School in New York. His running career started when he was 8 years old and it changed his families life. Mikey was diagnosed with Autism when he was a kid and when he found running it was obvious from the start that this was his thing.
In 7th grade he broke a 5 minute mile. In 2014 he became a National Champion in track by running a 9:09 in the men’s 3200 meter race. It was a new record. His coach said He is as good a person as he is an athlete”
Mikey has a simple message: “You can do anything you want. You have it inside you.”
Sports Illustrated Magazine named him High School Athlete of the Month for February 2015.
Photo: Sports Illustrated