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.

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