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    ALEX YEE delivered on his promise to bring England a golden Triathlon start to the Commonwealth Games - and claimed it meant MORE than his Tokyo glory. The Olympic silver medalist showed his class to hunt down big rival Hayden Wilde of New Zealand in a stunning 5km run to win by 13 seconds. 1Alex Yee wins first gold of Commonwealth Games for England after winning men's triathlonCredit: Getty He said: “I’m just happy - it’s bizarre that it’s me that’s doing this. “I feel extremely grateful to be in this situation. I’m super proud to be the winner. “For me, this is the home Games. It’s the first time I’ve been able to race in front of my parents for a long time and at a major event - that means it’s probably my greatest achievement ever.” Yee was helped by the Kiwi serving a 10 second penalty for taking off his helmet before racking his bike at the end of the second stage. Read more on AtlheticsJUMP FOR JOY Michelle Jenneke is model hurdler who does 'jiggling' dance...
    ALISTAIR BROWNLEE is eyeing history – by becoming the quickest Ironman. Inspired by Eliud Kipchoge’s successful 2019 experiment to run a marathon under two hours, triathlon king Brownlee is trying to do the same for the swim-bike-run event. 5Brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have won five Olympic medals between them over three GamesCredit: The Sun 5Alistair has given up Olympic-distance triathlon and is now focusing on the Ironman disciplineCredit: Getty On June 5 or 6 at the Dekra Lausitzring race track in Germany, the two-time Olympic champion will attempt to cover a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in under SEVEN HOURS. Boffins will only let Brownlee go when the temperature and humidity are right – plus he will have swimsuits and pacemakers for the Sub-Seven project. There remains dispute over the official world record in competition – either it’s set by Norwegian Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt (7:21:12) or German Jan Frodeno (7:27:53). Brownlee, 33, told SunSport: “This is a massive goal of mine. Read More Sport NewsNOT UNITED Man Utd protesters descend on Carrington with police called...
    Maitland, Florida (CNN)Chris Nikic's journey to becoming an elite athlete began with a single step. What kept him going was a single recipe for success: get "1 percent better" every day."One percent -- stick with that goal," Chris says. "If you stick with that goal, (you) can succeed and be a successful person."Last fall, Chris showed the world the power of small but consistent improvement, setting a Guinness World Record as the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon: a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride, ending with a 26.2-mile marathon. But crossing that finish line was only the beginning.Now, the 22-year-old Special Olympics Champion Ambassador from the Orlando area is on a mission to promote inclusion and highlight human potential.Coach Dan Grieb and Chris Nikic run practice laps around Chris' neighborhood in Florida.Early hurdlesRead MoreFrom birth, Chris faced a number of cognitive, physical, and sensory challenges, according to his mother, Trish Nikic. He underwent open-heart surgery at five months old and years of therapy to help with things like eating, speech, and balance. Perhaps...
    BOSTON (CBS) — At just 22 years old, Chris Nikic has already accomplished something very few others dream about: finishing an Ironman triathlon. And he’s the first with down syndrome to do it. Last year, Chris swam 2.4 miles in the Panama City, Fla., competition, biked 112 miles, and ran 26.2 miles. And it was not easy. At one point, he was bitten by a swarm of ants along the course. “I had bad bites on my legs,” Chris told WBZ-TV. His father Nik continued the conversation. “He stopped for nutrition and stepped on a pile of ants,” said Nik. “He was essentially running with poisonous welts throughout his bottom part of the body.” Chris Nikic running during the Ironman triathlon he completed. (WBZ-TV) And yet, Chris finished that race. And now, will run the Boston Marathon on Monday. Nik says this is all about their motto, ‘Getting 1% better every day.’ “And it’s essentially just one more every time he works out. He started out with one push-up, one sit-up, one squat. Eventually, he got to 200. Now, he’s...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After the pandemic changed so much last year, the lifetime Chicago Triathlon returned to downtown with 4,000 participants and thousands more cheering them on.As each athlete competed for a different reason, they all agreed it was good to be back.There was a sigh of relief and accomplishment as they crossed the finish line downtown. People of all ages broke through the summer heat."It's a surreal feeling," said Kyle Tilley, participant. "I've never done something like this."It was the first time for many of the participants. They hail from 47 different states and five countries, and for some there's no better feeling than completing the triathlon right here at home."I'm from Chicago, born and raised, so to do this home court advantage for the first one and kinda know where I was the whole time was nice," said Chris Spurlock.Spurlock got out of the Navy a year ago, and the triathlon served as the perfect next challenge for him. And he had an extra push today, remembering the 13 service members killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul,...
    Susana Rodríguez has gone from the cover of ‘Time’ to gold in Tokyo. The Galician started as the favorite in all bets and met expectations, crowning herself with her guide Sara Loehr, as the new queen of triathlon in PTVI class. She showed her authority from the first bars of the test and when she crossed the finish line she melted into a hug with her guide before falling exhausted. It is the award for perseverance and dedication. This is his first medal in a Games, after having collected a diploma in Rio 2016. However, this does not end there. Susana, severely visually impaired due to her albinism, has made history and He will compete again on Monday in Tokyo, but in a different category: the 1,500 athletics. This only increases the figure of this doctor by profession who was in the front line fighting against the coronavirus pandemic in the Santiago hospital, on the telephone service. Today all those patients celebrate their success. Spain got up early and had its reward, it is taking a run in the medal...
    08/15/2021 at 10:52 AM CEST The Spanish Antonio Serrat finished fifth in the men’s final of the test Montreal Triathlon World Cup, which the Frenchman won this Saturday Dorian Coninx, while the athlete from Bermuda Flora Duffy took gold in the women’s competition. Serrat He started the day with force when he placed second in the first stage on Saturday, in which 30 athletes competed and in which the last 10 classified were eliminated. In the second stage, in which the last 10 were also screened, the Galician athlete was on the verge of elimination by finishing tenth, one above the cutoff. But in the third and last stage, the Vigo bounced back to fifth in the final standings which was dominated in its first three positions by French athletes: Coninx took the gold, Vincent Luis the silver and Léo Bergere the bronze. DUFFY, FROM GOLD IN TOKYO TO VICTORIA IN MONTREAL In the women’s competition, Duffy, 34 years old and double world champion (2016 and 2017), confirmed her status as a favorite. The...
    Chris Nikic. Getty/Michael Reaves Chris Nikic is the first ever athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. His unique mantra of "1% better" is inspiring people all over the world.  "It's about being an example and giving hope to others like him," his father, Nik, told Insider.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. "1% better." That's the unique mantra of Chris Nikic, the first ever athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. "So I started with one press up," Nikic told Insider, detailing how he first began to put his leitmotif into action. "And then, one more, one more, one more. "And then I kept doing 'One mores' and then I am as far up as 200. And then now, it's 500 push ups, sit ups, and squats." His father and coach, Nik, added: "You just start with one of something,...
    Updated 07/27/2021 – 08:31 Flora Duffy She did not cross the finish line of the Odaiba Marine Park, where the triathlon test ended. He did it accompanied by the 64,000 people who at that time congregated in front of television in Bermuda, the country with the smallest population that has achieved a gold medal in the Olympic Games. A historic metal that came from the hands of a veteran who refused to compete under the British age in his youth and that yesterday made history for the little Atlantic island , of which she is already a national heroine. The triathlete could not hold back the tears after crossing the tape at the end of the test in the first place. And the first thing he did was remember his compatriots, who wore 45 years without experiencing an Olympic joy . Specifically from the bronze achieved in Montreal by the boxer Clarence hill . “It’s an incredible moment, very special for all the people of Bermuda,” Duffy confessed still with a ragged breath. It is...
    TOKYO - Bermuda has been sending athletes to the Olympics since 1936. Until Tuesday, the Atlantic island's highest honor was a bronze medal won 45 years ago.  Flora Duffy changed that in just less than two hours, swimming, cycling and running through the wind and rain around Tokyo Bay to win the Olympic women's triathlon for Bermuda's first gold medal.  A self-governing British overseas territory with a population of less than 65,000, Bermuda has two athletes competing in Tokyo: Duffy and men's rower Dara Alizadeh. It is the smallest contingent Bermuda has ever sent to the Summer Games.  Bermuda hadn't medaled at the Olympics since Clarence Hill's bronze in heavyweight boxing in Montreal in 1976.  "I think (the medal) is bigger than me. It's going to inspire the youth of Bermuda and everyone back home that competing on the world stage from a small island is really possible," said Duffy, a Bermuda native who grew up there.  Duffy, 33, had never finished higher than eighth in her previous three Olympic tries. But the two-time former world triathlon series champion was one...
    TOKYO (AP) — Bermuda has been sending athletes to the Olympics since 1936. Until Tuesday, the Atlantic island’s highest honor was a bronze medal won 45 years ago. Flora Duffy changed that in just under two hours, swimming, cycling and running through the wind and rain around Tokyo Bay to win the Olympic women’s triathlon for Bermuda’s first gold medal. A self-governing British overseas territory with a population under 65,000, Bermuda has only two athletes competing in Tokyo: Duffy and men’s rower Dara Alizadeh. It is the smallest contingent Bermuda has ever sent to the Summer Games. Bermuda hadn’t medaled at the Olympics since Clarence Hill’s bronze in heavyweight boxing in Montreal in 1976. “I think (the medal) is bigger than me. It’s going to inspire the youth of Bermuda and everyone back home that competing on the world stage from a small island is really possible,” said Duffy, a Bermuda native who grew up there. Duffy, 33, had never finished higher than eighth in her previous three Olympic tries. But the two-time former world triathlon series champion was one...
    Biden administration to resume fast-track deportation procedure for migrant families Calif., New York City, Dept. of Veteran Affairs Pass COVID Vaccine Requirements for Employees Video player from: NBC Olympics (privacy policy) Flora Duffy won Bermuda its first-ever gold medal on Tuesday morning, as she finished first in the women's triathlon. The U.S., meanwhile, earned a bronze and brought its Tokyo medal tally to 15. More Olympic coverage Latest news Full schedule Medal count Event info
    Tokyo woke up under the inclement weather of the Typhoon Nepartak, and the weather conditions marked the triathlon. If in the male category it was the heat, for the female it would be the wet floor and a delay of 15 minutes. Under that difficult mixture Flora Duffy, a triathlete of Bermuda that closes a great palmars with the Olympic gold. Flora Duffy showed her talent and favoritism (also two-time world champion) from the beginning of the section on foot. She was very well placed after swimming and cycling, but the acceleration she decided to hit after the third change was what determined the gold. He put a rhythm that was impossible for Katie Zaferes, and no one could disturb her. Georgia Taylor-Brown It came up from behind after a bike puncture and seemed to have the spark it needed, but it didn’t take long enough from Bermuda. The gold of Duffy is the first gold metal to Bermuda. A country that becomes the least populated in history (64,000 in 2019) with a gold medal in the Summer olympic games....
    Police and bystanders save baby trapped under car after driver hits mother and baby Noems border visit comes with political opportunities Video player from: NBC Olympics (privacy policy) Kristian Blummenfelt won the men's triathlon on Monday morning in Tokyo, awarding Norway its first medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. More Olympic coverage Latest news Full schedule Medal count Event info
    Jill Biden calls on unvaccinated in Hawaii to get shots Fauci warns US going in wrong direction; Arkansas surge worse than last summer: Live COVID updates Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway won the men's triathlon Olympic title on Monday in a race marred by a bizarre false start. © Loic VENANCE Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt celebrates his victory in the Olympic triathlon The 27-year-old -- the first Norwegian to medal in the triathlon -- crossed the line in a time of 1hr 45min 4sec before raising the tape above his head and then throwing himself to the ground in celebration. Jack Yee of Britain took silver 11 seconds behind the winner whilst Hayden Wilde of New Zealand took bronze. But the main talking point after the race was the chaotic start, which saw around two thirds of the 56 competitors dive into the water and set off on the swimming leg only to be hauled back. The farcical scenes were caused by a media boat filming the competitors lined up  before diving into the water for the 1.5 kilometre swimming leg....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For the first time since 2018, thousands of athletes were able to compete in the New York City Triathlon once again Sunday, but this year’s race took a unique turn. After a two-year hiatus, the triathlon kicked off with an unusual start. Instead of diving into the Hudson River, the race began with a one-mile run. READ MORE: Soccer Mania Spreads Around New York For Euro 2020 Final “There’s things you can control and things you can’t, and, you know, it’s still going to be fun out there,” participant Darlene Miranda told CBS2’s Christina Fan. Recent heavy rainfall caused bacteria levels in the Hudson to test nine times higher than what is deemed safe, turning the triathlon into a duathlon. There was a little disappointment. “I was looking for a big day today on the swim, a PR number, and it kind of was disheartening this morning to hear they canceled the swim,” said Ray Rivera, of Staten Island. But families say considering the race was canceled back to back, first because of excessive heat and...
    A 14-year-old named Caleb Prewitt who has Down syndrome and lives in Jacksonville, Florida, had never really looked forward to exercise. The young man could barely swim across a pool, ride a bike without assistance, and did not think much of a treadmill, according to CBS News. His mother, Karen, told the outlet’s Steve Hartman a triathlon was not on her list of things for Caleb to accomplish. However, that changed after Caleb met 21-year-old Chris Nikic. When asked if he liked him at their first meeting, Caleb said, “Yes, I did,” and described Chris as “super cool.” #EverybodyMatters#BeautifulActsROLE MODEL INSPIRES BOY WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO FINISH MINI-TRIATHLONBy Steve… Posted by Public Tribune on Saturday, June 19, 2021 In 2020, Chris became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon, swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running a 26.2 mile marathon. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Nikic (@chrisnikic) Chris said in an Instagram post: IRONMAN. Goal set and achieved. Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021. Whatever...
    It was quite a day for American women at the season-opening World Triathlon Championship Series race outside Tokyo, one that bodes well for them at the Olympics in less than two months. Taylor Knibb won the Yokohama Triathlon to book her place on the U.S. team for the Tokyo Games in July, albeit on a different course than the one used Saturday. The 23-year-old Knibb finished the Olympic distance of a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 27 seconds. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Summer Rappaport, who had already qualified for the Tokyo Games, was second, while Taylor Spivey finished fourth. Maya Kingma of the Netherlands was third, preventing an all-American podium. Rappaport was 30 seconds behind Knibb. Kingma finished in 1:55.05 with Spivey 18 seconds behind Kingma. Austrian Julia Hauser was fifth, three seconds behind Spivey. "I wasn’t really thinking about Tokyo, I just wanted to get to that finish line," Knibb said in comments posted on the World Triathlon website. "Maya was so good on the technical sections of...
    Special Olympic athlete Chris Nikic gifted his mom with his Ironman triathlon completion medal after he made history when he became the first person with Down's syndrome to finish the grueling race.  In a heartwarming video posted to Nikic's Instagram on Monday, the athlete could be seen showing off his stellar accomplishment to his mother.  Nikic takes off the medal and proceeds to put it on his mother, who exclaims how proud she is of him.  In a heartwarming video posted to Chris Nikic's Instagram on Monday, the athlete could be seen showing off his medal to his mother. He shared in the post that he had promised to give her his first medal The two share a loving hug as they continue to celebrate Nikic's impressive accomplishment. His mother had been unable to attend Ironman The two share a loving hug as they continue to celebrate Nikic's impressive accomplishment.  On Saturday, the 21-year-old swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles, and ran a 26.2-mile marathon in 16 hours, 26 minutes, and nine seconds.  Nikic shared in the post...
    A Florida man who made history by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon is honoring the woman who helped him cross the finish line — his mother. Chris Nikic, 21, showed his appreciation to his mom by gifting her the medal he earned after completing Ironman Florida on Saturday. He finished the grueling race in a time of 16:46:09, nearly 14 minutes ahead of its 17-hour time limit. “Look at that,” Patty Nikic, 61, said in heartwarming video as her son took off his medal at the family’s home in Maitland and draped it around her neck. “You’re putting it on me? Oh, I love you. So proud of you.” The pair then engaged in a long embrace before Chris went to see a doctor for treatment of his “battle wounds” — including a nasty abrasion on his right leg — after completing the 2.4-mile swim, 26.2-mile run and a 112-mile bike ride in Panama City. “Great to be home,” Chris said. “Now I need a wife as special and amazing as my...
    A Florida man who made history by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon is honoring the woman who helped him cross the finish line — his mother. Chris Nikic, 21, showed his appreciation to his mom by gifting her the medal he earned after completing Ironman Florida on Saturday. He finished the grueling race in a time of 16:46:09, nearly 14 minutes ahead of its 17-hour time limit. “Look at that,” Patty Nikic, 61, said in heartwarming video as her son took off his medal at the family’s home in Maitland and draped it around her neck. “You’re putting it on me? Oh, I love you. So proud of you.” The pair then engaged in a long embrace before Chris went to see a doctor for treatment of his “battle wounds” — including a nasty abrasion on his right leg — after completing the 2.4-mile swim, 26.2-mile run and a 112-mile bike ride in Panama City. “Great to be home,” Chris said. “Now I need a wife as special and amazing as my mom.”...
    It was all a meme: Celebs who found second lives on the internet The Best 2020 Black Friday Deals for Everything on Your Shopping List Chris Nikic becomes first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman triathlon The Ironman triathlon is one of the most taxing sporting events in human history, and this past weekend history was made. Special Olympian Chris Nikic, at 21 years old, entered the Guinness Book of World Records by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to complete the event. Nikic completed the race in 16 hrs, 46 minutes and 9 seconds. That might sound like a long time on paper, but consider just how ludicrous the Ironman is. The race starts with a 2.4 mile ocean swim, which sounds bad enough in its own right. Then competitors hit the road for a 112 mile bike ride. At this point your brain has collapsed from how sore you’d be. Finally, because the Ironman isn’t torture enough, competitors complete a full 26.2 mile marathon run. It’s considered the pinnacle of sports challenges, and Nikic conquered...
    At 21 years old, Nikic completed the Florida Ironman. Photo: Michael Reaves / EFE Christopher Nikic’s story of overcoming and inspiration has gone around the world, and it is that he became the first man with Down syndrome to finish a triathlon. Nikic swam 3.86 km, pedaled his bike for 180 km and ran a 42.2 km marathon, in a time of 16 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds, just 14 minutes before the time limit imposed by the organization of the Florida Ironman. In this way, his performance made him officially recognized by the Guinness World Records. “For Chris, the race was much more than the finish line and the celebration of victory. It was an example to show other children and families who have overcome similar obstacles that no dream is too big or no goal is unreachable“, Told the press his father Nik Nikic, who could not hide his excitement at receiving his son proudly at the finish line. It’s official! @SpecialOlympics Florida athlete @ChrisNikic is an IRONMAN ????‍♂️...
    Special Olympic athlete Chris Nick crossed the finish line on Saturday and became the first person to complete the Ironman Triathlon with Down Syndrome. Special Olympic athlete Chris Nick crossed the finish line on Saturday and became the first person to complete the Ironman Triathlon with Down Syndrome. Guinness World Records Ironman at the Panama City Beach recognized Nicky’s record after completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 marathon race. “Iron man. The goal can be set and achieved,” Nick said Post on Instagram. “2021 is the time to set new and bigger goals.” Nick finished the race in 16 hours 46 minutes 9 seconds – 14 minutes under the 17 hour cut time. Nick fell off his bike and was attacked by ants at a nutrition stop, but he pushed to finish the race, The Special Olympics said in a statement. “We are not inspired, your achievement is a defining moment in Ironman history, it will never be taken away from you,” said an Ironman triathlon organization. Post on Twitter. This organization documented the historical race A...
    The Golden Girls-themed cruise was the pre-lockdown party I still miss Beyond Meat plunges 22% after a surprise loss and McDonalds confusion A 21-year-old man made history as the first ever athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon © Getty/Michael Reaves Chris Nikic. Getty/Michael Reaves 21-year-old Chris Nikic became the first ever athlete with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon on Saturday. Nikic swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles, and ran 26.2 miles in a time of 16 hours 46 minutes and 9 seconds at the Ironman Florida competition in Panama City Beach. "Goal set and achieved," he wrote on Instagram after. "Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021." The Ironman Triathlon organization said it was "beyond inspired" by Nikic's feat, and praised him for creating opportunities around for others around the world through his journey.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. 21-year-old Chris Nikic acheived a feat most people could only dream of on Saturday by finishing an Ironman triathlon, and in doing so became the first ever athlete with Down Syndrome to...
    THIS is the inspiring moment Chris Nikic became the first person with Down's Syndrome to EVER complete an Ironman triathlon. On Saturday, Florida local Chris Nikic, 21, 'shattered barriers' after completing the gruelling feat of athleticism. 3Chris Nikic became the first person with Down's Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Nikic swam, cycled and ran himself into the history booksCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Nikic completed the 2.4mile swim, 112miles cycle and 26.2 marathon to make historyCredit: INSTAGRAM/CHRIS NIKIC To have his incredible effort officially recognised, Nikic needed to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and then run a full 26.2-mile marathon in under 17 hours at the Visit Panama City Beach Ironman in Florida. And the American superstar pulled out all the stops to complete it in 16 hours, 46 minutes and nine seconds - despite cutting his legs following a crash on the cycling leg and finishing the marathon in the dark. In the event's 42-year history, no athlete with Down's Syndrome has ever managed to complete the feat. The history-maker now...
    (CNN)Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. Guiness World Records recognized Nikic's achievement after he finished a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-marathon run at the Ironman Florida competition in Panama City Beach.Chris Nikic begins the swimming portion of the Ironman Florida."Ironman. Goal set and achieve," said Nikic in a post to Instagram. "Time to set a new and Bigger Goal for 2021." Nikic completed the race in 16 hours 46 minutes and 9 seconds -- 14 minutes under the 17-hour cutoff time. Nikic fell off his bike and was attacked by ants at a nutrition stop, but he pushed on to finish the competition, the Special Olympics said in a release. Read More"We are beyond inspired, and your accomplishment is a defining moment in Ironman history that can never be taken away from you," the Ironman Triathlon organization said in a post to Twitter. The organization documented the historic race with a series of updates to social media on...
    Meat processing plant ordered to shut down after Covid outbreak, company sues New Mexico 12 fast-food items that have been removed from menus in 2020, so far Florida man becomes first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon Chris Nikic, 21, became the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon on Saturday. Nikic, from Maitland, Florida, also earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for finishing the Ironman Triathlon and the Special Olympics called the feat a "historic achievement." © Provided by CBS Sports "It's an honor to welcome Chris into the Guinness World Records fraternity as the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman," Guinness editor in chief Craig Glenday said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing what more is in store from this remarkable young man." "To Chris, this race was more than just a finish line and celebration of victory," he said. "Ironman has served as his platform to become one step closer to his goal of living a life of inclusion, normalcy, and...
    A Florida athlete with down syndrome had successfully completed the Ironman triathlon. Chris Nikic, 21, made history as the first person with down syndrome to finish the race, according to a tweet shared Saturday by the Ironman Twitter account. His time was 16:46:09, Fox 35 reported. .@ChrisNikic, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! Congratulations Chris on becoming the first person with Down syndrome to finish an IRONMAN. You have shattered barriers while proving without a doubt that Anything is Possible! (1/3) pic.twitter.com/YMa1ix0DGH — IRONMAN Triathlon (@IRONMANtri) November 8, 2020 “You have shattered barriers while proving without a doubt that Anything is Possible!” the Ironman Twitter account wrote. “We are beyond inspired, and your accomplishment is a defining moment in IRONMAN history that can never be taken away from you. You swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles and now you get to brag for the rest of your life.” (RELATED: Man With Down Syndrome Who Spoke About Sanctity Of Life Says He Wants To Make Abortion ‘Unthinkable’) “The opportunities you have created for others around the world through...
    Chris Nikic, 21, of Maitland, Fl., made history Saturday by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to finish an IRONMAN triathlon. The full-distance IRONMAN triathlon competition consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run totaling 140.6 miles, all of which needed to be completed in 17 hours. Nikic began competing in triathlons when he was 16. He already completed a half-distance triathlon, which is 70.3 miles this past May and became the first individual with Down syndrome to do so. Nikic has endured two heart surgeries, seven schools and several ear canal reconstructions, but, he was able to achieve one of his lifelong goals. Some of his other goals include buying a home and a car and marrying a pretty blonde quote, "just like his mom." He is a Special Olympics hopeful who looks to qualify for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games taking place in Orlando. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM FOX13 TAMPA BAY
    A Special Olympics athlete from Florida has become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. On Saturday, Chris Nikic, 21, swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles, and ran a 26.2-mile marathon in 16 hours, 26 minutes, and nine seconds. The incredible feat would be an accomplishment for anyone, but Chris' triumph also landed him in the title of Guinness World Records holder as the first person with Down syndrome to complete in the event's 42-year history. Incredible! A Special Olympics athlete from Florida has become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon Impressive! On Saturday, Chris Nikic, 21, swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles, and ran a 26.2-mile marathon in 16 hours, 26 minutes, and nine seconds Chris has overcome more challenges than most to become the star athlete he is today. Born with Down syndrome, he's had a host of health complications, including open-heart surgery when he was five months old. At age three, he needed a walker.  By the time he was nine, Chris — whose sister Jacky is also...
    Chris Nikic became the first athlete with Down's syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon. The 21-year-old from Maitland, Florida earned himself Guinness World Record for the finishing race and his milestone was considered a "historic achievement" by the Special Olympics.  Nikic swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles in 16 hours, 46 minutes and nine seconds during Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach on Saturday and finished 14 minutes before the official cut-off time. Nikic competed along with his guide, Dan Grieb.  Nikic reflected on the milestone on Instagram and set his sights for more next year. "Goal set and achieved," Nikic wrote Sunday. "Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021." He added that this goal was all about "inclusion" and awareness for Down syndrome and the Special Olympics.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox His achievement was praised by many online, including tennis icon Bille Jean King, who is no stranger to breaking barriers. "Congratulations to @ChrisNikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete the grueling IRONMAN! No limits. No boundaries. Keep dreaming big and...
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