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WTC Offers Final Kona Pro Slots

The World Triathlon Corporation has offered the final pros slots to the Ironman World Championship after the final weekend of racing, which included two Ironman races.

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The World Triathlon Corporation has offered the final pros slots to the Ironman World Championship after the final weekend of racing, which included two Ironman races.

The 10 men offered spots include:

Despite two Ironman victories, Ellis had to go out and race (and win) another Ironman this weekend to earn enough points to qualify. Photo provided by Mary Beth Ellis.

1. Andreas Raelert
2. Torsten Abel
3. Jordan Rapp
4. Andi Boecherer
5. Bert Jammaer
6. Matthew Russell
7. Jason Shortis
8. Chris McDonald
9. Mike Aigroz
10. Mike Neill

The five women offered spots include:

1. Mary Beth Ellis
2. Maki Nishiuchi
3. Miranda Alldritt
4. Jackie Arendt
5. Joanna Lawn

This is the second and final round of Kona qualifying for the pros. WTC also offered 41 men and 27 women the opportunity to register for Kona at the end of July. The athletes have until Sept. 7 to accept or decline their Kona spots. A few notable names are still on the outside looking in. Matt Reed, Paul Ambrose, Jacqui Gordon, Meredith Kessler, Hillary Biscay, Desiree Ficker, Fernanda Keller and Belinda Granger do not have enough points to be offered spots at this point. Matt Reed and Jacqui Gordon are the next athletes in line to receive offers if any of the above athletes choose not to race in Kona.

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