Chris Nikic is the first person with Down Syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon, making history in 2020 as a 21-year old. Chris had open heart surgery when he was 5 months old, he couldn’t walk until he was 4 or eat solid foods until he was 5, and he had four major ear operations when he was 17. Chris personifies resilience, and he was recognized at the 2021 ESPYS with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. He plans on publishing a book, and he would be an ideal speaker to close a conference. His speech is inspiring, heart-warming, and actionable.