GU Energy Labs Joins Forces with Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner

GU Energy Labs Joins Forces with Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner

Berkeley, CA- GU, the world's leading provider of energy gel announced today that it has added pro triathletes, Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner to their roster of sponsored athletes.

While Rebeccah has won 14 professional triathlon races in the past 2 years including the St. Anthony's, Philadelphia and New York City Triathlons, Laurel is the first cancer survivor to earn status as a professional triathlete and was named 2008 USA Triathlon Pro Rookie of the Year. Together, the Wassner Twins race to raise awareness for young adults affected by cancer by representing the Ulman Cancer Fund, an organization which provides support and resources to young adults affected by cancer.

Brooke Kennedy, Marketing Manager for GU Energy Labs said, “Laurel and Rebeccah are not only two top-tier triathletes, their personal stories are inspirational to all athletes and individuals around the world. They are perfect ambassadors for our brand, and we're excited to support them in what appears to be a very promising 2010 for them.”

“We are honored to be part of GU's elite team of athletes,” commented Rebeccah Wassner. “Nutrition is an integral part of our training and racing.” We rely on GU for great tasting fuel that keeps us energized while we're competing,” added Laurel.
The Wassner twins join a world class team of GU sponsored athletes that includes Ironman World Champions Craig Alexander and Michellie Jones and Xterra World Champions Conrad Stoltz and Melainie McQuaid.

About GU
GU's original Energy Gel was launched in 1994 in Berkeley, CA. To this day, GU remains the market share leader and the premium gel available to endurance athletes, GU's product line is designed to provide athletes with scientifically-proven, performance-tested nutrition. For more information about GU, log onto

About the Wassner Twins
Laurel and Rebeccah Wassner are professional triathletes who live in New York. After surviving Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 23, Laurel was inspired by her twin sister, Rebeccah, to compete as a professional athlete. Rebeccah's determination and success motivated Laurel to get well and get strong. Today, the Wassner Twins train and race together, and while they race to win, they also compete to raise awareness for other young adults affected by cancer. View their LIVESTRONG video at .