Chris Nikic smiling with his arms crossed and in his Special Olympics Florida tank-top.

Chris Nikic

Champion Ambassador

Chris Nikic set a Guinness World Record by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN in November 2020. As a Special Olympics Florida athlete, he has competed in golf, track and field, swimming, basketball and triathlons. This recent high school graduate and motivational speaker attributes his successes in sports and life to his 1% Better philosophy – focus on getting 1% Better each day and you can achieve you dreams! As an Ambassador, Chris strives to raise awareness and promote inclusion for the Special Olympics community and others with intellectual disabilities.

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