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Chompian of the month: Chris Nikic

By Kasey Moss on Dec 14, 2020


We're so excited to introduce you to our December Chompian of the month, Chris Nikic! Chris is a Special Olympics athlete who has taken his achievements to a whole new level. On November 7, 2020, Chris became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an ironman triathlon, setting a Guinness World Record. According to an article in Runner's World that Chris was featured in, "an Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile open-water swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run, with no breaks in between - it's a take-no-prisoners test of mental and physical stamina."

Chris was also named a nominee for The Sports Illustrated Awards: Inspiration of the Year - no small accomplishment! His best tip on how to stay positive is to focus on your dream and do everything with a smile. To us, Chris defines a Chompian and a game changer, and we're honored to be highlighting him and his story.

Follow Chris's journey and find more inspiration on Instagram @chrisnikic!

What’s your best tip on how to stay positive?

Focus on your dream and do everything with a smile.

What’s your workout routine?

I train 3-8 hours each day, alternating between biking, running, swimming, strength, stretching and recovery.

How do you consider yourself a “game changer?” This is 100% open to your interpretation!

By achieving something that has never been done by someone with Down Syndrome and setting a world record. Then doing it again to be an example to others like me.

What’s the best thing you do for your personal health everyday (mental or physical)?

I exercise every day and I make sure I have fun every day.

What is your favorite Chomps product?

Turkey Jerky snacks

How does Chomps fuel your lifestyle?

Working out 3-8 hours per day, you need lots of snacks to keep you going.

“BIG dreams need BIG goals”