“Nikic, a 21-year-old who lives with his parents in an Orlando suburb, had started the day with determination. If he could overcome the challenge of this race — a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run — and do it under 17 hours, he would be the first competitor with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon.”

+ Outside: Waves for Change Helps Kids Cope with Trauma.

+ Rachel Maddow reveals that her partner, Susan, tested positive for Covid-19 and is still recovering, and implores viewers to consider their loved ones when they calculate their own Covid-19 risk. But it’s really more of a love letter.

+ Immigrant families pay tribute to Alex Trebek for helping them learn English.

+ Community Saves DC Restaurant Known for Serving Less Fortunate.

+ How I Became The Guy Who Waves. “During the pandemic, Sam Waring put a sign in his yard: ‘If the Curtain’s Open, Give Us a Wave, Eh?’ Passersby obliged.” (I have the same policy, but my curtain has never been opened. And I don’t have a window.)