How Chris Nikic Became An Ironman Triathlete

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One more push up, one more situp and one more lap. Triathlete Chris Nikic lives off this philosophy of getting 1% better every day, and this drive and work ethic has enabled him to make history. Two years ago, Nikic couldn’t run a full mile. On Saturday, Nov. 7, he was the first person with Down syndrome to race in an Ironman triathlon.

Above, watch the story of how he got there.

Nikic’s dedication to get 1% better every day has helped him on his historic mission, and this achievement is the Maitland man’s first step of more to come beyond the finish line.

About Victor Prieto

Victor is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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