Professional Triathletes

Laurel + Rebeccah Wassner, Professional Triathletes On Twinning and Winning| Long Slow Distance

Professional Triathletes, influencers, and entrepreneurs, Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner, also known as The Wassner Twins in the world of Professional Triathlon and AtheteStyle and AthleteFood on Instagram. On this episode we are going long as part of the series, Long Slow Distance!

Sisters that train together, win together! On the race course and in life, they are an incredible team and competitive, in a fun sisterly way.  Rebeccah is a 3x winner of the Nautica New York City Triathlon. She is also a 3x Mom . Laurel has raced Ironman World Championship Kona two times in 2015 and 2016 turned Pro in 2008, 10 years after being diagnosed with ‘ Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and surviving cancer. She went on to become the first cancer survivor to win an Iron distance race and is a 3x Ironman Champion.

On this episode, Marni syncs up with Laurel and Rebeccah about where it all began, their path to professional triathlon, and the obstacles and challenges they have overcome in life and out on the race course.  They do a deep dive into training, racing, good days and bad days, the race selection process and more.  Get ready to be inspired.

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