Posts Tagged ‘ironman’

VIDEO: Ironman Athlete Inspires Teen with Down Syndrome to Complete Mini-Triathlon

A 14-year-old named Caleb Prewitt who has Down syndrome and lives in Jacksonville, Florida, had never really looked forward to exercise. The young man could barely swim across a pool, ride a bike without assistance, and did not think much of a treadmill, according to CBS News. His mother, Karen, told the outlet’s Steve Hartman […]

21-year-old American is first person with Down Syndrome to finish Ironman thriatlon race

A 21-year-old man became the first person with Down Syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon event. Chris Nikic, from Florida, swam 3.5 kms in open waters, cycled 180 kms and ran another 42 kms before completing the race in Panama City Beach on Saturday, November 7. Three years ago, his father had encouraged him to […]

Increasingly twisted sense of humor could be early sign of dementia – study

The study, conducted by University College London and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, questioned the relatives and friends of 48 frontotemporal dementia patients. The respondents were asked to give examples of inappropriate humor exhibited by their loved ones over the last 15 years – well before any diagnoses. Almost all of the participants […]

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