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Sports Illustrated Highlights Olympic Hopeful on Autism Spectrum

February 11, 2015

Michael Brannigan, a senior at Northport High School in Long Island on the spectrum, was named Sports Illustrated's High School Athlete of the Month for February.

Michael, who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, has been running since he was nine years old when he joined the Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program, which provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in mainstream running events. Michael has been featured in several publications, including Runners WorldNewsday and Business Insider.

You can watch Sports Illustrated's video on Michael below... 

Read more about Michael's recognition in Sports Illustrated here.