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Chris Nikic standing after a swim meet with medals around his neck
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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Vince shows his muscles.
Vince Egan, a 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games gold medal winner in alpine skiing from Colorado, competes in five Special Olympics sports and coaches youth basketball.
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Chris Nikic and Daniel Grieb competing together, running outside.
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 biking at a competition.
Chris Nikic, a Special Olympics Florida athlete who has Down syndrome, competes in golf, swimming, track, basketball and triathlons.
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Michael and Jonah Hambleton standing with their arms around one another both with credentials around their necks.
Micah Hambleton, 16, from the United Arab Emirates, won a gold medal in the Special Olympics Division 1 category at the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Jacob Baker and Jim Kinnard, Unified pair from Special Olympics Idaho
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Jacob Baker and Jim Kinnard are a Special Olympics Unified pair from Idaho. In July, Jacob and Jim attended the 2018 USA Games in Seattle to participate in the Youth Leadership Experience (YLE). They were chosen for the YLE because of their leadership skills and passion for inclusion. Afterward, they wrote about their experience.
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