Chris Nikic

He did it!  Chris Nikic made history on November 7, 2020 as the first Special Olympics athlete and person with Down syndrome to be an IRONMAN!   He swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles in 16:46:09, along with his guide, Dan Grieb, to complete this historic achievement.

Coverage After IRONMAN Finish

Coverage Leading up to Race Day

Special Olympics Florida athlete Chris Nikic is training to become the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a full IRONMAN race on November 7, 2020 and he is taking the media by storm as a groundbreaking and high performance athlete.  Because of this, Chris has been featured in media outlets around Florida, the United States, and around the world!

Akbar Gbajabiamila, host of American Ninja Warrior, with a video message for Chris.