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Un hombre de Florida hizo historia durante el fin de semana como la primera persona con síndrome de Down en completar un triatlón Ironman, una hazaña físicamente agotadora que lo ha llevado a los récords mundiales Guinness.


Después de nadar 2.4 millas, montar en bicicleta 112 millas y correr 26.2 millas en un solo día, Chris Nikic cruzó la línea de meta en poco menos de 17 horas el domingo.

Los médicos le dijeron a Nikic que no era capaz de terminar la carrera, pero lo hizo con mucho apoyo, mostrando algo tan inspirador como la voluntad y poder del espíritu humano.

Guinness World Records reconoció el logro de Nikic después de que terminó el reto en la competencia Ironman Florida en Panama City Beach.


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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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«Ironman. Metas marcadas y alcanzadas», dijo Nikic en una publicación en Instagram. «Es hora de establecer un objetivo nuevo y más grande para 2021».

Chris tiene apenas 21 años y vive en Maitland, Florida.