Special Olympian Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman – USA TODAY

Special Olympian Chris Nikic is training to be first person with Down Syndrome to complete Ironman. He needed a walker when he was three years old (left). Courtesy Of Special Olympics

 

Nik Nikic gets choked up thinking about what it would mean to him if his son accomplishes a seemingly impossible goal.

Chris Nikic, who competes in the Special Olympics, is training to become the first athlete with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon competition.

“When you have a child with special needs, one of the things you think about often is if he’s going to be okay when you’re no longer here as a parent,” Nik told USA TODAY Sports in a Zoom interview.

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