The power of perseverance

chris nikic

“My dream was to be like you, to be included, to be independent …”

Special Olympics Florida athlete and IRONMAN Chris Nikic

Over the weekend, our very own Chris Nikic took home both the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and Best Athlete with a Disability at The 2021 ESPYS, in New York City.

Chris, you’ll remember, is the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN event. What you might not know is that Chris is also a compelling speaker, mentor to other athletes, and author. He’ll be part of Team Florida’s triathlon team at next year’s Special Olympics USA Games.