Allen and Wragg earn Kona spots in Korea

Ironman Gurye Korea featured a couple of notable names who will be on their way to Kona - Mats Allen and John Wragg earned their spots to the 2018 Ironman World Championship.

| September 12, 2017 | NEWS

Mats Allen with the Gurye County mayor Su Ki-dong and his mother Julie Moss.

Mats Allen with the Gurye County mayor Su Ki-dong and his mother Julie Moss.

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Ironman Gurye Korea featured a couple of interesting world championship qualifiers on the weekend as Mats Allen (USA), the son of five-time Kona champ Mark Allen and Julie Moss, the woman who put the sport on the map with her famous crawl across the Ironman World Championship finish line in 1982, finished his first Ironman in an impressive 9:53:50. Allen was third overall and won the 18-24 age group.

Canadian John Wragg, who has now finished over 225 full-distance races in his amazing career and who qualified earlier this summer for the Ironman World Championship next month, earned his 2018 slot by winning the men's 65-69 age category in Korea. 

Joshua Randall was first across the line, winning the 35-39 age group in 9:21:08. Former pro triathlete and super-mom (another on that prestigious list) Jessica Jacobs took the women's overall title in 10:23:20, winning the women's 40-44 age group.