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Ironman Florida: Chris Nick makes history as first person to complete triathlon with Down syndrome

Guinness World Records Ironman recognized Nicki’s record after completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 marathon run at the Ironman Florida race in Panama City Beach.
“Ironman. Set a goal and achieve it,” Nick said Post on Instagram. “2021 is the time to set new and bigger goals.”

Nick finished the race in 16 hours 46 minutes 9 seconds – 14 minutes under the 17 hour cut time.

“We are not inspired, your achievement is a defining moment in Ironman history, it will never be taken away from you,” said the Ironman Triathlon. Post on Twitter.
This organization documented the historical race A series of updates for social media On the day of the match. The final two miles of Nikki’s run Broadcast live on Ironman’s Facebook page.
Nick and his father Nick “1 percent better challenge“Be motivated during training. The idea is to promote Down Syndrome awareness while achieving a 1% improvement each day,” Nick’s website said.

“For Chris, this race is not just a finish line and a celebration of victory,” Nick Nick said. “Ironman has served as a platform to become one step closer to his goal of living a content and leadership life.”

Nicky’s achievement has received congratulatory messages from celebrities like Dennis Great Billy Jean King And runner Kara Couture, And 33,000 new followers worldwide on social media, according to Nick.
Chris Nick and his mentor Dan Creep compete in the Ironman Florida run.
Following in his footsteps, Nick will focus on competing and continuing in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Raise money for Special Olympics, Down Syndrome and RODS (Betting for Orphans with Down Syndrome) Through his site.

“I have reached my goal and now I want to help others like me,” he wrote on Instagram.

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