Man From Florida Becomes First Person With Down's Syndrome To Ever Complete A Triathlon

SHARE:

Man From Florida Becomes First Person With Down's Syndrome To Ever Complete A Triathlon

Chris Nikic has set a new world record by becoming the first person with Down's Syndrome to complete a triathlon. The 21-year-old from Florida completed the race last week in a time of 16 hours 46 minutes and 9 seconds.

A Triathlon is truly a feat of superhuman endurance and involves a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycling and a full 26.2 mile marathon, and that's without taking a break. The accomplishment has truly broken down barriers and the heroic athlete even gifted his winner's medal to his mum. It will also now be recorded in the official Guinness World Records.

A post shared by Chris Nikic (@chrisnikic)

Nikic told reporters:

"Being the first person with Down's Syndrome is a great feeling. I can prove to kids that if I can do it, they can do it, too."

While his father added:

"We want people to realise earlier that their child is a blessing, and they can live an amazing life. To Chris, this race was more than just a finish line and celebration of victory. Ironman has served as his platform to become one step closer to his goal of living a life of inclusion, normalcy, and leadership. It's about being an example to other kids and families that face similar barriers, proving no dream or goal is too high… If Chris can do an Ironman, he can do anything."

The official Ironman Triathlon Organisation also tweeted their congratulations:

"You have shattered barriers while proving without a doubt that anything is possible. We are beyond inspired, and your accomplishment is a defining moment in Ironman history that can never be taken away from you."

Nikic had trained for years to enter the Ironman and, not long before the race, he was putting in between 4 and 6 hours of training every single day. His actions are a testament to what anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it and the ability of anyone to overcome an obstacle if enough work is put in.

He now hopes to win a place at the 2022 Special Olympics, which will be held in his home state in the city of Orlando.

COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1285,Art,750,BLM,22,Consciousness,1543,CoVid-19,122,Cures,226,Do it Yourself,111,Documentaries,70,Environment,1274,Fiction,1,Health,689,History,405,Human Intelligence,550,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4011,Justice,513,Mental Health,8,News,518,Nutrition,216,Philosophy,309,Photography,1576,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,780,Science,1002,Self Improvement,836,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,240,Technology,435,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Man From Florida Becomes First Person With Down's Syndrome To Ever Complete A Triathlon
Man From Florida Becomes First Person With Down's Syndrome To Ever Complete A Triathlon
Chris Nikic has set a new world record by becoming the first person ever with Down's Syndrome to complete a triathlon. The 21-year-old from Florida co
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1HX4_TUlvbQ/X8aLJPPVA0I/AAAAAAAACZ0/u1dFdU5dbH8jJTprs7ZxiK0bvfOKgDzrwCNcBGAsYHQ/s0/Man%2BFrom%2BFlorida%2BBecomes%2BFirst%2BPerson%2BWith%2BDown%2527s%2BSyndrome%2BTo%2BEver%2BComplete%2BA%2BTriathlon.webp
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1HX4_TUlvbQ/X8aLJPPVA0I/AAAAAAAACZ0/u1dFdU5dbH8jJTprs7ZxiK0bvfOKgDzrwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Man%2BFrom%2BFlorida%2BBecomes%2BFirst%2BPerson%2BWith%2BDown%2527s%2BSyndrome%2BTo%2BEver%2BComplete%2BA%2BTriathlon.webp
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2020/12/man-from-florida-becomes-first-person-with-downs-syndrome-to-ever-complete-triathlon.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2020/12/man-from-florida-becomes-first-person-with-downs-syndrome-to-ever-complete-triathlon.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy