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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”

Tommy in Zoom Autism Magazine

Our family is in Zoom Autism Magazine’s new Issue 11 released today! Whee! On Page 50 and 51 there’s a story I wrote about how, as parents, we found that following Tommy and his big brother Paul’s lead, and honouring and celebrating their passions and strengths has led to happiness and success in their lives. Included … Continue reading “Tommy in Zoom Autism Magazine”

Update 2017- Tommy’s Paralympic journey

Tommy’s journey as a Para Athlete has really taken off! Each step of the way, his exciting journey is documented on his YouTube channel. Here are some recent highlights: In 2017: Selected by Athletics Canada as a Paralympic hopeful for Tokyo 2020, in January and February 2017, Tommy trained at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. He … Continue reading “Update 2017- Tommy’s Paralympic journey”

A training partner’s blog about getting to know Tommy at Chula Vista

At the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, Tommy Des Brisay had the amazing experience of training with some of the fastest, most dedicated and wonderful runners from all over Canada! One of his new friends was Sasha Gollish, Canada’s current Women’s Cross Country running champion. Here Facebook page is Sasha Gollish. She is … Continue reading “A training partner’s blog about getting to know Tommy at Chula Vista”