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Tommy ran a New 1500m Personal Best of 4:09 on June 7

Tommy ran a new personal best in the 1500m or 4:09 on June 7 at the Ottawa Lions Twilight Meet at Mooney’s Bay track, Tommy’s home track. Here is the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/phBcQ0nr9oA It is always an amazing feeling for Tommy to run at home, surrounded by his wonderful friends and teammates. The Ottawa Lions … Continue reading “Tommy ran a New 1500m Personal Best of 4:09 on June 7”

Tommy going to World Para Athletic Championships with Team Canada

Big news! https://youtu.be/ypkODBrbksQ Tommy was named to Team Canada for the World Para Athletics Championships which will take place in London, England in July 2017! Thank you to everyone who supports Tommy and cheers him on, helping him on his journey as an athlete. Here is Athletics Canada‘s list of all the amazing Canadian Para … Continue reading “Tommy going to World Para Athletic Championships with Team Canada”

A Story about Tommy in the Washington Post- May 6, 2017

Thank you to The Washington Post for their story about Tommy!  You can read the story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/these-runners-have-autism-and-thats-a-quite-good-combination/2017/05/05/64c60064-2e81-11e7-8674-437ddb6e813e_story.html?utm_term=.cca85347ca48

Tommy featured in Runner’s World Magazine

Click to read Story and see Video here! <iframe src=’http://players.brightcove.net/416418689/Skn0Q69_default/index.html?videoId=5411028900001′ allowfullscreen frameborder=0></iframe> FOR MANY WITH AUTISM, RUNNING IS A SPORT THAT FITS As opportunities for training and racing grow, runners and their families are seeing results they never anticipated. BY ALISON WADE “Tommy Des Brisay had an insatiable need to move when he was a child. He began … Continue reading “Tommy featured in Runner’s World Magazine”

New Personal Best of 15:17 in 5000m at UBC Open

UBC Open April 1st- Tommy’s first outdoor track race of 2017, at an International Paralympic Committe sanctioned race, was a great success! A new 5000m personal best of 15:17! He’s now ranked 2nd in the world in the Men’s T20 5000m! Para Worlds July 2017 in London, England is within his reach! Thank you to … Continue reading “New Personal Best of 15:17 in 5000m at UBC Open”

Tommy on radio show “Ottawa Today” with Mark Sutcliffe

Tommy had his very first live radio interview and it went great! Whee!  Mark Sutcliffe interviewed Tommy live on his W1310 and Ottawa Rogers radio show “Ottawa Today”! Tommy is in Vancouver for a qualifying race for Para World Championships this July. It’s his first outdoor 5000m International Paralympic Committee sanctioned track race of the season! … Continue reading “Tommy on radio show “Ottawa Today” with Mark Sutcliffe”