Chris is the first person with Down syndrome to complete the Ironman! A high school graduate, Special Olympics Ambassador, and public speaker, his mission is to be the best version of himself that he can be, so that he can be an example to others. Chris wants to change perceptions and raise expectations for others like him. His dream is to make his own money in order that he can take care of himself and buy his own car and house and get married. Leading by example, he is currently training for the World Championship Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, which will take place on October 9, 2021.

He strives to be 1% better each day! Chris believes that this is all he needs to achieve the impossible and continue to inspire others to do the same. “If I can do so much with so little, IMAGINE what YOU can do.”