A 21-year-old man grew to become the primary particular person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon occasion.
Chris Nikic, from Florida, swam 3.5 kms in open waters, cycled 180 kms and ran one other 42 kms earlier than finishing the race in Panama Metropolis Seashore on Saturday, November 7.
Three years in the past, his father had inspired him to train extra. Coaching initially started with one press-up a day however was intently adopted by 1000’s extra, main as much as the historic achievement.
Nikic was given the 17-hour time all athletes get to finish the race, which he completed in 16 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds, incomes official recognition from Guinness World Information.
The Ironman thriatlon has been operating for 42 years, and this was the primary time an athlete with Down Syndrome entered the race.
(You may watch the total report by Andy Robini within the participant above).