Anything Is Possible – The Series to Launch Sunday, January 3 on NBC: Showcases Chris Nikic’s Historic Journey of Becoming the First Person with Down Syndrome to Complete a Full-Distance IRONMAN Triathlon

December 30, 2020

Chris Nikic episode of new series invites viewers to reimagine what people can achieve when abandoning preconceived notions of what is possible

WHAT: The IRONMAN Group will premiere the first episode of Anything Is Possible® – The Series on NBC starting with Chris Nikic’s story to launch the new series. The 60-minute series debut features Chris’s journey of becoming the first person with Down syndrome to even attempt and complete a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon – the ultimate test to of body, mind, and spirit for both professional and amateur athletes. The episode will showcase how Chris’s finish is nothing short of groundbreaking and a reminder of the power and resiliency of the human spirit.

With the 17-hour finish cutoff looming, Chris and his guide, Dan Grieb, face an all-day race against the clock. The episode highlights inspirational insights and personal triumphs from family and friends, including Nik Nikic, mentor, motivator, and father of Chris. Concurrently, viewers will watch Chris dig deeper than ever before in an attempt to overcome the unexpected adversities that were thrown his way during race day, and step into unchartered territory in the pursuit of his dream of inclusion and breaking barriers.

Anything is Possible – The Series, is produced by The IRONMAN Group production team, who also spearheads the annual IRONMAN World Championship® broadcast that airs on NBC annually. The Chris Nikic episode will be narrated by the familiar voice of Jim Cutler.

WHEN: Sunday, January 3, 2021
2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST

After the story debuts on NBC, it will also be available globally through the IRONMAN Now Facebook Watch page

CONTACT: The IRONMAN Group, press@ironman.com


About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.


NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Audio Network and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine, and two direct-to-consumer products – NBC Sports Gold and GolfPass. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.