Friday, June 28, 2013

Runman meets The First Fastest Runner

photo by MaryAnn Given

 Two and a half years ago, we introduced you to Tommy Des Brisay - "The First Fastest Runner".  From Tommy's YouTube Channel:
Tommy is an accomplished athlete with Autism from Ottawa, Canada. He has an Autism Assistance Dog guide, Adel. He trains with the Ottawa Lions. Tommy's PB's are: 1500m 4:23 3000m 9:21 5k- 16:32 10k- 33:54 Half Marathon 1:18:04. A T-20 (Intellectual Disability) Para-Athlete, he's training towards competing at the Paralympic and World level. Tommy's also a Nordic skier, kayaker, rock climber, sailor, horserider, swimmer, canoeist and mountain biker. He loves Disney, YouTube, and Facebook. Tommy could read/type words before he began to speak at age 7, and the subtitles of Disney movies helped him develop language. Tommy inspires through his determination and enthusiasm! The channel "lookyus" allows viewers to appreciate all that a person with Autism has to share with others. Be sure to watch "First Fastest Runner" and "I See a Des Brisay Fly". Tommy's site: www.autismmeansfriendship.com
 On Wednesday, June 19th the inevitable happened...... 

 "Runman" met "The First Fastest Runner" in person!

Alex & Tommy
Deep in conversation...
Brackley Beach
"Not too far and not too fast"

Thanks Tommy for coming visit to PEI and congratulations for the National Champions in Moncton! 

Good Luck for the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon!

Gold! (photo by MaryAnn Given)

Tommy & Adel on top of the podium (photo by MaryAnn Given)

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