For Mike Brannigan – a 17 year old on the autism spectrum, running became his passion over the years. His ability to focus on his speed allowed him to become the fastest runner on his team. In fact he runs so fast that he can finish a mile in four minutes.
When Mike was diagnosed early as a child, his parents were first told that his case of autism was severe and he would have to be placed in a group home as he got older. However, being able to focus on running and the speed it takes to run races. He was not only able to soar as an athlete, but in the classroom as well. His accomplishments continue as he was being recruited by 200 schools, some of which are Division 1 Universities.
In the future, Mike dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete in hopes to have the whole world watching how amazing he is.