Name: Summer Rappaport (née Cook)
Sport: Triathlon
Height: 5'9”
Birthdate: July 24, 1991 
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Thornton, Colo.
Current Residence: Poway, Calif.
High School: Mountain Range High School 
College: Villanova ’13, Political Science

Career Highlights
2019 Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2018 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup champion
2018 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup champion
2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup champion
2017 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup champion
2017 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup bronze medalist
2017 Yucatan ITU Triathlon World Cup champion
2017 Altafulla ETU Triathlon European Cup champion
2016 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2016 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup gold medalist
2016 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2016 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton gold medalist
2016 Chengdu ITU World Cup champion
2015 Alanya World Cup runner-up
2015 Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup champion

Personal

Summer Rappaport was a member of the NCAA Division I swim and cross-country teams at Villanova University. As a collegiate swimmer, Rappaport placed in the top eight of the Big East Championship in each of her four years. Throughout her cross-country career, she earned 2011-12 Academic honors, 2012 All-Mid-Atlantic Region, 2012 All-Big East, and placed fourth at the 2013 Big East Championships in the 5,000. After college, she joined the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program, and began competing as an elite triathlete in March 2014.  She says triathlon appeals to her because “training for three sports keeps things interesting and less repetitive,” and running is her favorite discipline. The proudest moment of her career is winning her first World Cup title in Chengdu, China. When she is not training or competing, she enjoys coloring, writing, coffee dates with her mom, calligraphy and cooking.

Elite Triathlon Career

2019: Started the season strong with a silver-medal performance at the Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup on Feb. 10 • Finished in 35th at the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on March 8 • Finished in 12th at the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda on April 27 •  Earned a silver medal at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama as part of a USA podium sweep on May 18 • Earned a gold medal at the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 9 • Placed 3rd at the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon on July 6 • Earned silver at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 20 • Teamed up with Taylor Knibb, Morgan Pearson, and Seth Rider to win bronze at the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton on July 21

2018: Closed her season with a win at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup on Nov. 10, marking her seventh career ITU World Cup victory • Placed 41st at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15, finishing the Series ranked 25th overall • Finished 25th at ITU World Triathlon Montreal on August 25 • Placed 8th at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 27 • Finished 21st in the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 14 • Claimed a victory at the Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup on June 17 • Finished sixth at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 12 • Took 19th at ITU World Triathlon Bermuda on April 28 • Placed 21st at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 25

2017: Finished the season with two consecutive ITU World Cup wins in Tongyeong, South Korea, on Oct. 28, and Miyazaki, Japan, on Nov. 4 • Placed ninth at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Sept. 14, placing 10th overall in the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series • Earned bronze at the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup on Sept. 3 • Came away with the victory at the Yucatan ITU Triathlon World Cup on Aug. 12 • Recorded a fourth-place finish at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 28 • Placed 29th at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 15 • Earned a gold medal at the Altafulla ETU Triathlon European Cup on July 2 • Placed 12th at both ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 8 and ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 13 • Took sixth at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on April 2 • Opened the season with a 23rd-place finish at ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on March 3

2016: Won silver at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup on Oct. 29, marking her third consecutive World Cup podium • Took the win at the Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup on Oct. 22 • Earned a silver medal at the Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup on Sept. 25 • Reached the WTS podium for the first time with a gold-medal performance at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on Sept. 3 • Took 26th at the Montreal ITU Triathlon World Cup on Aug. 7 • Placed 14th at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 14 • Won her first career ITU World Cup title on April 16 in Chengdu, China • Finished eighth at the New Plymouth ITU World Cup on April 3 • Opened her ITU season with a 39th place effort at the Mooloolaba World Cup

2015: Closed out the year with two podium finishes, first at the Alanya ITU World Cup on Oct. 17, where she won silver, followed by a gold medal at the Catania ETU Triathlon European Cup on Oct. 25 • Was 10th at the Cozumel ITU World Cup on Oct. 4 • Took the silver medal at the Dallas CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on June 6 • Finished fourth at the Chengdu ITU World Cup on May 9 • Won the Sarasota CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup just one week after finishing second at the Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in March

2014: Made her ITU World Cup debut on Sept. 27 in Alanya, finishing 33rd, and then raced an ITU World Cup event in Cartagena on Oct. 12, finishing 32nd • Posted a string of top-five finishes at ITU Continental Cup events, including fourth in Toronto on July 12, third in Mogog on July 19, fourth in Kelowna on Aug. 17 and fifth in Monterrey on Sept. 7 • Made her ITU debut at the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31, finishing eighth among Under-23 women and 13th overall • Finished fifth at the Brasilia FISU World University Triathlon Championships on April 20