Jovem com 21 anos é o primeiro com Síndrome de Down a cortar a meta do Ironman

Chris Nikic, um jovem de 21 anos e com necessidades especiais, tornou-se no passado sábado a primeira pessoa com Síndrome de Down a terminar a prova de triatlo Ironman, que inclui 3,8 km de natação, 180 km de ciclismo e 42,195 km de corrida.

A proeza foi inclusive reconhecida pelo Guinness, depois de Chris ter completado a prova em 16 horas, 46 minutos e 9 segundos, um tempo inferior ao máximo permitido na prova, que é de 17 horas.

“Ironman. Objetivo definido e cumprido”, escreveu Chris na sua página de Instagram, onde também definiu para 2021 novos objetivos.

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IRONMAN. Goal set and achieved. Time to set a new and BIGGER Goal for 2021. Whatever it is the strategy is the same. 1% Better every day. YES, I did the work but I had angels helping me. God surrounded me with Angels. Best part of all. New family and friends. All about awareness and inclusion. Awareness for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics. Inclusion for all of us with all of you. I’m sorry for not responding personally to all your messages. It’s amazing but overwhelming because I got 33K new followers and messages since yesterday. I will try and catch up. If you want to support my mission for Down Syndrome and Special Olympics go to my website www.ChrisNikic.com because 100% of the donations go to my charities. I achieved my goal and now I want to help others like me. Thank you to @ironmantri and @im_foundation for making it possible. Thank you @specialolympics @specialolympicsfl for starting the triathlon program. Thank you @rodsracing for giving a home to babies like me. I will be thanking so many more people over the coming days. But I must start with the 3 Angels who trained with me and did the race with me. Dan, Jenn and Carlos. #inclusion

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