About Chris Nikic, Our Garden Party Speaker

The Iron Man triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order. The trek must be completed in under 17 hours. Chris completed it with time to spare, in 16:46:09. More about Chris can be found at chrisnikic.com.

From the ballroom…to the chat room. The Little Light House of Central Mississippi is pleased to present a virtual edition of our 16th Annual Garden Party. Join us for an inspiring morning featuring an interview with Chris Nikic, the first person with Down Syndrome to become an Iron Man!

Having achieved a goal that most of us only dream about, Chris is a great example of perseverance and tenacity for everyone he meets, way beyond those with special needs. His accomplishment has given him national and international notoriety, from CBS News, ABC News, Sports Illustrated, The Today Show, and many more news outlets.

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