Hauppauge, NY - November 25, 2016 - At the November 22nd Suffolk County General Meeting, Legislator William R. Spencer presented Mikey Brannigan, the 2016 Rio Paralympic gold medalist in the 1500 meters from East-Northport, a proclamation. This past summer, the Northport-East Northport School District and the world watched with excitement as Mikey led the race from beginning to end, and became the first American runner with autism to win the Paralympic 1500 Meter Gold.
Pictured: Leg. Spencer presents Mikey Brannigan with a Proclamation as his parents Edie and Kevin look on. Photo by Office of Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer.
Legislator Spencer stated, “Mikey is a true inspiration for all of us. He won the race, but his spirit wins the hearts of everyone who knows him and his story. We are all looking forward to his future accomplishments”
Mikey Brannigan has said that he wants to compete at the Olympics in 2020 or 2024.