“It showed Pat my worst side, and what I’m like when I’m not my happy self.”
Gwen Jorgensen won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in the triathlon, and then decided she wanted to trade in the bike and the swim for a while to see how she could fare as a professional distance runner. Today, Gwen trains with the Bowerman Track Club, and is gearing up to compete at the 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials in the 5K and 10K. And her husband, Pat Lemieux, will be by her side every step of the way. Pat was a professional cyclist, but after meeting Gwen and getting serious with their relationship, he decided to put his career aside so he could fully support her in hers. On this episode, they talk about that decision, and what it looked like then vs. now, when Gwen is in a different phase of her career and they have a son, Stanley.
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What you’ll get on this episode:
- How Gwen and Pat met (2:40)
- How important was it to each of them to have a relationship with a fellow athlete? (10:20)
- Pat’s decision to leave his career as a professional cyclist in order to support Gwen in her career (13:00)
- On the decision to have a baby (25:00)
- The biggest challenges Pat and Gwen face in their relationship (33:25)
- Gwen’s decision to train for the 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials (36:30)
What we mention on this episode:
Gwen Jorgensen on Episode 54 of the Ali on the Run Show
Gwen Jorgensen on Episode 90 of the Ali on the Run Show
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Hi Ali! I’ve been loving Love on the Run this week! It’s so fun – all the couple’s are adorable and I’ve been enjoying hearing about a different side of these athletes’ lives.
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Hi Caitlyn! I’m so sorry about that. The links are fixed now! (Let me know if you still have any issues, but should be good to go!)
generationucan.com/ontherun50 gets you the starter pack for 50% off! And thank you so much for listening and for the kind message!