Rebeccah Wassner is a three-time winner of the New York City Triathlon ('09, '10, '11), holds records on the Philadelphia and Columbia Triathlon courses, and former member of the US National Team.
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.
Rebeccah has never uttered the phrases, “I can’t” or “I don’t want to.” This unflappable attitude has earned her athletic accolades nearly her entire life. 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. She is most proud of her Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults "Fight" Award.
Rebeccah Wassner splits her time between New York City and New Paltz, NY with her husband John and 2 year old daughter Amy.
2009 USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year
2004 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year
3-Time New York City Triathlon Champion ('09, '10, '11)
4-Time Philadelphia Triathlon Champion & course record holder ('07-'09,'11)
2-Time Columbia Triathlon Champion & course record holder ('08, '09)
St. Anthony's Triathlon Champion
Member of US National Team (2006-2007)
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults "Fight" Award
Inducted into the Mount St. Mary's College Sports Hall of Fame, February 2010.
Ran Division 1 Cross Country & Track at Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD - 13 time conference champions & 5 time school record holder
3-time Maryland High School state champion (track)
Member of Fila Discovery USA post-collegiate running program
Swam year-round from age 7-18