Professional Triathlete. Mom of 3. Recipe Creator.
Rebeccah is a three-time winner of the New York City Triathlon ('09, '10, '11), holds records on the Philadelphia and Columbia Triathlon courses, and was a member of the US National Team in the 2006-2007 season.
In 1998 year, when Laurel was diagnosed with cancer, Rebeccah quit her job as a CPA in Washington, DC and moved in with her twin in NYC’s West Village. Rebeccah nursed her sister through chemotherapy and a long recovery, channeling her anger and sadness about her twin’s illness into marathons, then triathlons. When Laurel had finally regained strength, Rebeccah fractured her hip while training. Benched for the next year, Rebeccah directed her ample energy toward training her sister, who quickly rose to the top of the amateur field and eventually turned pro.
Like her twin sister Laurel, Rebeccah is a lifelong athlete. She swam year-round from ages 7 to 18; is a three-time Maryland High School state track champion; ran Division 1 cross country and track at Mt. St. Mary's College, where she is a 5-time school record holder; was named the 2009 USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year; and the 2004 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year.
Rebeccah Wassner lives in New York City and New Paltz, NY with her husband John, daughters Amy and Lizzy, son Des, and dog Maya.