Chris Nikic to speak at LLH 2021 VIRTUAL Garden Party

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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

We are so pleased to announce this year’s guest speaker at our Annual Garden Party fundraiser is none other than 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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