Chris Nikic Wants to Be the First Ironman With Down Syndrome – Runner’s World

Chris Nikic knows what he wants in life. “My dream is to buy my own house, buy my own car, [and] get a smoking hot blonde wife from Minnesota,” the 21-year-old tells Runner’s World.

But Chris, who has Down syndrome, realizes this reality won’t be handed to him. “My dad says if you sit on the couch and play video games, you’ll never get your dreams,” he says. So instead, the Maitland, Florida, resident is doing the exact opposite by training for an full-distance Ironman triathlon, which is widely considered one of the most brutal athletic events on the planet.

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