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LDS Mom Places First in Ironman, Heading to World Championship

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Ashley Paulson of Pleasant Grove is headed to Kona, Hawaii, for the Ironman World Championship Oct. 10 after her performance at Coeur d’Alene’s qualifying Ironman June 11.

Paulson won first place not only in her 30- to 35-year-old age group but also in the amateur division.

Paulson has a family history of endurance. She grew up in Utah, watching her father run marathons. After her first 26.2-mile race at age 19, she was hooked.

Since then, she's run 38 marathons, countless half-marathons (many at sub-seven-minute-mile race pace) and has completed six Ironmans.

Lead image from Deseret News.

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