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How 1% BETTER transformed a kid with Down Syndrome...

To the First and ONLY person with Down Syndrome in the world to complete an Ironman, run all SIX Global Marathon Majors, Win TWO ESPY's, become a global Ambassador for Special Olympics, IRONMAN and Laureas to now being an inspirational Speaker for the worlds biggest companies, Schools and non-profits.

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Watch Chris' Speech at the ESPYS

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Companies Chris Spoke for...

Abbott Logo (PRNewsFoto/Abbott)
Nicklaus Childrens Health System
Howard Hughes Corporation
Florida Chmaber
Osceola School District
Currituk COunty Schools
Brown Jordan

Book Chris to Speak at Your Next Event!

Typical Engagement Options:

Corporate Functions:

  • 1-Hour Keynote: Chris & Nik Nikic Q&A, Book Signing.
  • ½-Hour Keynote: Chris Nikic Q&A, Book Signing. 
  • Plus, options for group runs or workouts.

Options for Schools: 

  • Same as the options 1 & 2 PLUS 1% Challenge for varsity athletes.
  • Same as the options 1 & 2 PLUS Breakout sessions for teachers.

Options for Non-Profits:

  • Same as the options 1 & 2 PLUS breakout sessions.

Delivery Options:

  • Live in person.
  • Live virtual (Zoom or any platform).

NOTE: We can tailor to client needs, corporate events, recorded sessions.

About the Keynote Speech:

Part 1 – The Inspiration: 


Chris delivers a 30-minute inspiring and compelling story of how he worked in pursuit of his dreams by achieving a goal of becoming the 1st person with Down Syndrome to do a 140.6 IRONMAN® and the 1st to do the SIX world marathon majors and earn the Abbot Six Stars.


Chris shares the underlying principles of his success to achieve his full potential using the 1% Better Success Habit. The speech takes you through a journey that touches on:


  1. Overcoming personal physical, intellectual, and external obstacles amplified by the pandemic.
  2. How using the 1% Better strategy and developing a success habit helped him achieve the impossible.
  3. An overview of the approach that helped Chris build a no quit grit and success mindset.
  4. Finishing with the conclusion that helped him realize most of his dreams.


Chris’s speech is powerful because of the way he makes you feel. When he’s done, you will know you can easily achieve much more in your life.

PART 2 – The System: 


Nik explains the underlying principles of success, coaching and execution necessary to achieve your full potential using the 1% Better System that he developed in his consulting firm and later modified and simplified for Chris.


Achieving the impossible doesn’t happen by accident. It happens following a process and a system. Nik explains the system he designed that was used by Chris to achieve his full potential and can be used by anyone with or without an intellectual disability to achieve their full potential.


Nik describes the framework and foundation of the system that anyone can follow to achieve their full potential.