IRONMAN

After shattering expectations and becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon, Chris Nikic has made history again by being the first person with an intellectual disability to win a Lauresus sports award. Read the full article.
Special Olympics Athlete Chris Nikic Wins Laureus Sporting Moment award.
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SC Featured film follows Chris’s journey as he becomes the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN Triathlon.
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Chris Nikic—the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN®—leads star pack
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Sixteen hours and 46 minutes later, as the nighttime darkness settled in, Chris crossed the finish line and made history of as the first person with Down syndrome to finish a full IRONMAN race.
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A month before Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida athlete, becomes the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a full IRONMAN race on 7 November 2020, he is taking the media by storm as a groundbreaking and high performance athlete.
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This is an excerpt from the USA Today article titled “Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman.”
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Coach, Unified partner and guide Daniel Grieb reflects on his training journey with Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida, and his quest to be the first athlete with Down syndrome on record to complete a full Ironman distance race (140.6 miles).
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Chris Nikic, a Special Olympics Florida athlete who has Down syndrome, competes in golf, swimming, track, basketball and triathlons.
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