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Chris Nikic is now the first person with Down Syndrome to complete the Ironman Triathlon.
The 21-year-old from Maitland, Florida, dedicated each morning to get 1% better than the previous morning. His dedication also earned him a Guinness World Record.
“I am a person with Down syndrome who will complete the Ironman. I am going to make history by crushing it,” said Nikic, in an interview with TODAY.
Nikic completed the grueling triathlon in 9 hours. Completing the triathlon is arguably one of the most difficult triathlons to finish.
Competitors must swim 2.4 miles in open water, bike ride for 112-miles and run 26.2 miles all under 17 hours.
“I have to work hard and give my best every day. If I do an Ironman and become a pro-speaker I will have a chance to get my dream,” said Nikic.
Nikic achieved his goal and was included by the Ironman Foundation, which “creates positive, tangible change in race communities through grant funding and volunteerism.”