The Rio Paralympic Games Rundown

Mikey Brannigan and Hunter Woodhall aren't your average teenage athletes. They aren't your average Olympians, either -- but they're in Rio, Brazil this week to compete at the Paralympic Games.

Brannigan, who has autism, competes in the T20 classification. The 19-year-old New York native is the 2015 IPC Athletics world champion in the 1500m; he's also the world record holder in the 1500m (3:48.85) and mile (3:57.58) for his classification. The 1500m final is on Sept. 13.

Woodhall, who is a double amputee, competes in the T43-44 classification. He placed third at last year's 2015 PIC Athletics World Championships with a time of 49.05; he has since lowered his PB to 47.63 in winning the Utah State Championship. 

Woodhall, who enters his senior year at Syracuse High School in Utah this fall, will race the 200m trials on Sept. 11 and 400m trials on Sept. 14. The 200m final is on Sept. 12; the 400m final is on Sept. 15. Woodhall will also run anchor leg on the 4x100m relay; the final is on Sept. 12.

Follow along with this report all week to see how they do.

Billy Cvecko contributed to this report.