Tommy wins Wakefield Moonlight River Run 10k

September 25, 2016
Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this year’s Wakefield Moonlight River Run such a success last night! Congratulations to all the runners! Tommy finished 1st place in the 10k, enjoyed amazing gluten free vegetarian chili, danced Zumba as a warm up and later danced to a very cool local band 🙂 It was a great evening in a friendly supportive community!

Tommy wins Army Run Half Marathon!

September 24, 2016
New Youtube video today on Tommy’s channel! It features Dad Cam and Mom Cam footage of last weekend, when Tommy finished 1st Place at the Canada Army Run 2016, with a new personal best of 1:12:24! We hope you enjoy this video of that day!
Congratulations to all the runners who participated in the race that day. And Thank you to everyone who supports Tommy! And a warm, heartfelt thank you to all the men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces for everything you do for all of us, always.
In case you didn’t catch it last weekend, a really wonderful story about Tommy’s Canada Army Run Half Marathon win was written that day by Canadian Running magazine online. You can read it at this link!…/
Thank you, Tim Huebsch of Canadian Running Magazine, and Leah Larocque of CTV!

Canadian Running Magazine story about Tommy’s half marathon win

September 18, 2016
Thank you, Canadian Running Magazine, for this story about Tommy! 🙂
And thank you, Canada Army Run, Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club, and all the amazing people in the running community who are so supportive of Tommy Des Brisay.
Congratulations to all the runners today who ran the Army Run, and all the others in the community who participated in the Terry Fox run today as well.
And thank you to our Canadian Armed Forces for everything you do for all of us. <3 Here is the story: Thomas Des Brisay, a 24-year-old with autism, wins Canada Army Run half-marathon Thomas Des Brisay, a 24-year-old runner with autism, won the half-marathon at the Canada Army Run ahead of more than 8,500 participants. September 18th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in homepage, Running News, Runs & Races Thomas Des Brisay led a pack of more than 8,500 runners to the finish in the half-marathon at the Canada Army Run on Sunday in Ottawa. The 24-year-old runner with autism, also one of Canada’s top para-athletes, ran 1:12:24 to win by almost two minutes over James Murphy. His time was a personal best. Des Brisay, who runs for the local Ottawa Lions Track Club, is a regular on the Ontario running circuit and completed his first marathon in 2014. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with autism at an early age and has been getting faster by the day since his start in the sport in 2006. On Sunday, Des Brisay, who wants to be “the first fastest runner in the world,” showed off his speed running his 5K splits as follows: 17:02, 16:19, 17:25, 17:42 and finishing off with a 3:59 final 1.1K. Earlier this summer, Des Brisay won the Scotiabank Canada Day 5K in 15:30. One of Des Brisay’s favourite runners is American teenager Mikey Brannigan, who competes in the T20 category and won gold in the 1,500m at the Paralympic Games. Brannigan ran a 3:57 mile this summer.

Tommy cheers for Rio Paralympic T20 1500m Race

September 15, 2016
Below is the link to a new video- Tommy cheering for Mikey Brannigan, a most amazing T20 runner with Autism from the USA.
Congratulations Mikey on your Rio Paralympics Gold medal!!!!
Tommy and Mikey raced together in Arizona in May 2016 at the Desert Challenge Games. Mikey is such a great guy, and it was so wonderful to meet him in Arizona. We were so excited to cheer for him and watch him win the gold in Rio, and become The First Fastest Runner in the World! Congratulations, Mikey! We are so proud of you, and wish you continued success! Tommy hoped to race with you in Rio, and ran and personal best of 4:10 in the 1500m this season, which made him eligible for selection to Rio, but unfortunately he was not selected for Team Canada this time around. Maybe next year at the World Championships Tommy will have the honour of racing with you, and representing Canada in the 5000m T20 race in London, England!
In the meantime, have fun celebrating your gold medal succes, and have a safe trip home from Rio! Whee!!!