Rebekah Trittipoe 

Certainly, anyone who has run an ultra, hiked a long distance, or done any activity requiring great stamina can relate to the following verses taken from

Isaiah 40:28-31:

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

We have included a brief musical version of this verse taken from the CD "God's Provision" by Integrity Music. It will load while you are reading and will play automatically just once. Enjoy it and we hope it will inspire you just as it does Rebekah.

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Rebekah Trittipoe was born in 1957 in Perkasie, PA. Throughout her life, athletics have played an important role. During her high school years, she participated in gymnastics, softball, field hockey, and track. Her track specialty was as a sprinter, undefeated at 100 and 220 yards, but never racing more than 440 yards in high school. (She placed 4th in the state in the 440 in 1975.)

While attending Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio, she was involved in volleyball, field hockey, and tennis. During those years, she met her husband Gary and they were married after Rebekah's sophomore year. Following their marriage they moved to Columbus, Ohio, where they lived for eight years. Gary taught at Maranatha Christian School and Rebekah finished college with a major in Biology and minors in chemistry and psychology, worked in a lab, went back to college for her education classes, taught at Maranatha for three years, went back to college at Ohio State University, and graduated once again with a degree in Circulation Technology. USVBA volleyball was the main athletic pursuit while in Columbus, but then it was on to Newport News, VA to take her first job as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist.

Sports continued to play a role here as well. Tennis, volleyball, and triathlons were all part of her life at this point. After 8 years in Newport News, it was on to Lynchburg, VA and another perfusion job. It was here that Rebekah met David Horton, who of course challenged her that she could not run 50 miles. Not wanting to let a challenge go unheeded, Rebekah began to train and her first race was the 1994 Catoctin Trail 50K, which she won despite suffering a stress fracture in the last several miles. However, the fall season placed her on the line at Horton's Mountain Masochist Trail Race, where she placed 2nd. Rebekah has continued running ultras and if you would like a complete race history you can click here.

In addition to running, working and hunting with her husband, Rebekah is the mother of two sons, Caleb Joshua (10/87) and Seth Thomas(7/91) Check out the Trittipoe Homepage and find out more about her family.

Rebekah has always enjoyed writing, but up until A Quest for Adventure, she had written more technically related material. Most of her writing was involved with research, quality management and continuing education as it applied to Cardiovascular Perfusion. However, in recent years, she has written several articles for Ultrarunning and has conducted and published research on female ultrarunners. Nevertheless, A Quest for Adventure, was her first writing experience of this type.

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