Over the weekend, Chris Nikic became the 1st Athlete with Downs syndrome to ever complete the IRONMAN Triathlon
On Saturday, 21 year old Chris Nikic from Florida, became the first person with Downs syndrome to ever complete the IRONMAN triathlon.
You can read the tweet from IRONMAN Triathlon and watch the entire 9 hour journey of Chris Nikic from Trinews.
Chris also left an inspiring message after his win on Instagram, which you can see below. If possible, make a donation at his website- ChrisNikic.com. 100% of donations will go to Chris’ charities.
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IRONMAN. Goal set and achieved. Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021. Whatever it is the strategy is the same. 1% Better every day. YES, I did the work but I had angels helping me. God surrounded me with Angels. Best part of all. New family and friends. All about awareness and inclusion. Awareness for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics. Inclusion for all of us with all of you. I’m sorry for not responding personally to all your messages. It’s amazing but overwhelming because I got 33K new followers and messages since yesterday. I will try and catch up. If you want to support my mission for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics go to my website www.ChrisNikic.com because 100% of the donations go to my charities. I achieved my goal and now I want to help others like me. Thank you to @ironmantri and @im_foundation for making it possible. Thank you @specialolympics @specialolympicsfl for starting the triathlon program. Thank you @rodsracing for giving a home to babies like me. I will be thanking so many more people over the coming days. But I must start with the 3 Angels who trained with me and did the race with me. Dan, Jenn and Carlos. #inclusion