Rebecca Kennedy is one of the best instructors in the world. She has been teaching cycling since she was 14 years old. At the age of 19, she became the youngest person ever to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.She went on to become the first American woman to hold the title of Ironman Champion three times.
She holds many other titles including being named USA Cycling National Criterium champion, USAC National Road Race champion, and USAC National Time Trial champion.
|Full Name||Rebecca Kennedy|
|Birth Place||New York City|
|Education||English literature and psychology in Boston University.|
|Net worth||$100,000 in 2017|
|Social media||Facebook, Twitter|
Rebecca Kennedy Biography
Rebecca Kennedy was born in New York City in 1980. Her father was a lawyer who worked in Manhattan and her mother was a teacher. When she was young, her family moved to Florida where she grew up riding bikes and playing tennis. After graduating high school, she attended Boston University where she studied English literature and psychology.
While attending college, she began training in triathlons and road racing. At the age of 18, she won the inaugural Ironman Hawaii Triathlon. She had never trained before entering the race and finished in 8 hours and 55 minutes. That same year she placed second in the U.S.
Olympic Trials Marathon. She continued to train hard and soon after graduated from college, she qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She competed in the women’s marathon but did not finish due to injury. However, she still earned a bronze medal for the United States.
She then returned home to continue training and competing. She entered the 2001 Ironman Hawaii Triathlon and set a new record finishing in 9:34:48.In 2002, she won the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She defeated seven other athletes to take the gold medal.
She broke the previous record of 11:19:35 held by Paula Radcliffe. She also took the silver medal in the 2003 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
Rebecca Kennedy married David Kennedy in 2004. They live in Boulder, Colorado with their two children.
Rebecca Kennedy stands 5 feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark hair.
Training Style in peloton
Rebecca Kennedy trains six days per week. She rides between 60 – 100 miles each day. She does strength work twice a week. She runs once a week. She swims once a week. She cycles once a week. She lifts weights once a week.
After graduating high school, she attended Boston University where she studied English literature and psychology.
Kennedy enjoys running, biking, swimming, hiking, dancing, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. She loves watching movies and listening to music. She says, “I love being active and I’m always looking for new ways to stay fit.”
Kennedy got into fitness while attending college. Her friend had just bought a bike and asked if she wanted to join him to work out. He told her he had been taking spin classes and suggested she try them too. Soon, she found herself hooked.
After graduating, she worked as a personal trainer and then taught aerobics classes. She eventually moved up to group fitness classes and did some yoga before finally becoming a certified Pilates teacher.
She has a net worth of $800 thousand dollars. She earned over $100,000 in 2017 alone.
Facts About Rebecca Kennedy You Didn’t Know
In addition to being a certified personal trainer, Kennedy is also a yoga instructor. She teaches yoga twice per week at Yoga Works in Tampa, Florida. She also holds a Level 1 certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.