As part of the lead up to the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, will be highlighting a number of student-athletes who have qualified for the New Balance High School Mile. The New Balance High School Mile has long been a staple at the NYRR Millrose Games, with past winners including sub-four minute miler Kyle Merber and 2013 IAAF World Championships qualifier Cory Mcgee. Today's Miler Spotlight is on Mike Brannigan.


Mike Brannigan 
Junior, Northport High School
Northport, NY
Fastest Mile - 4:14 in a time trial; 4:17.04 at the Hispanic Games in 2014 What's your greatest running achievement? 

Mike Brannigan: I feel my greatest running achievement is qualifying as a team for the Nike XC Nationals 2013 in Portland, OR. Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?

Mike Brannigan: The best piece of advice I have ever received is from my Assistant Coach, Bob Berkely, to set specific running goals, long and short term, and to also set life goals. What are three keys to your running success?

Mike Brannigan: Training, diet, and getting enough rest. Do you have any pre-race traditions or superstitions?

Mike Brannigan: I cross myself before every race.  


Quick Hits: Who is your favorite athlete?
Mike Brannigan: Bernard Lagat Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Mike Brannigan: Grilled eggplant and salad. If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with? 
Mike Brannigan: I would love to run with Evan Jager. What are your favorite hobbies?
Mike Brannigan: Playing Frisbee, basketball, and hiking. Favorite Song?
Mike Brannigan: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons Favorite place to run?
Mike Brannigan: Central Park, Van Cortland Park and Sunken Meadow State Park.

Watch a video of Mike Brannigan after the 2014 Hispanic Games Mile Below.

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