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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 07: Chris Nikic and his guide Dan Grieb cross the finish line of IRONMAN Florida on November 07, 2020 in Panama City Beach, Florida. Chris Nikic became the first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Chris Nikic has set a goal, and he has achieved it, as he posted in his own words on Twitter and Instagram. Pictures of Chris’s Ironman finish below.

The 21 year-old triathlete from Florida, has successfully finished the Ironman Triathlon, consisting of 2.4 miles of swimming, cycling 112 miles, and running a 26.2 marathon. This makes Chris the very first Ironman finisher with Down’s Syndrome.

Chris Nikic finished in 16 hours and 46 minutes, beating the course cut-off time by 14 minutes. He has gained recognition from Guinness World Records, being the first athlete with Down’s Syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon.

Nik Nikic, Chris’s father, helped him throughout the race. He prepared his shoes for him and after two thirds of the race, stated, “You’re two thirds of an Ironman” on Twitter, giving his son the recognition he deserves.

Chris’s journey of three years has paid off. Chris’s father encouraged him to become one percent fitter every day and he started with just one press-up a day according to Men’s Health.

GALLERY: Chris Nikic Becomes First Ironman Triathlon Finisher With Down’s Syndrome

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