Chris Nikic, primer atleta con síndrome de Down en terminar el IronmanCHRIS NIKIC.

El joven de 21 años de Maitland, Florida, Chris Nikic, ganó el récord mundial Guinness por la carrera final tras convertirse en el primer atleta con síndrome de Down en completar un Triatlón Ironman.


Nikic se convirtió en “histórico” para las Olimpiadas Especiales, luego de su triunfo tras nadar 3.86 kilómetros, recorrer 180 kilómetros en bicicleta y correr 42.16 kilómetros solamente 16 horas, 46 minutos y 9 segundos.

Lo anterior se llevó a cabo en el Ironman Florida en Panama City Beach el sábado anterior, en donde el atleta terminó 14 minutos antes del corte oficial.

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IRONMAN. Goal set and achieved. Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021. Whatever it is the strategy is the same. 1% Better every day. YES, I did the work but I had angels helping me. God surrounded me with Angels. Best part of all. New family and friends. All about awareness and inclusion. Awareness for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics. Inclusion for all of us with all of you. I’m sorry for not responding personally to all your messages. It’s amazing but overwhelming because I got 33K new followers and messages since yesterday. I will try and catch up. If you want to support my mission for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics go to my website because 100% of the donations go to my charities. I achieved my goal and now I want to help others like me. Thank you to @ironmantri and @im_foundation for making it possible. Thank you @specialolympics @specialolympicsfl for starting the triathlon program. Thank you @rodsracing for giving a home to babies like me. I will be thanking so many more people over the coming days. But I must start with the 3 Angels who trained with me and did the race with me. Dan, Jenn and Carlos. #inclusion

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"Objetivo establecido y logrado", escribió Nikic el domingo en redes. "Es hora de establecer un objetivo nuevo y MÁS GRANDE para 2021".