Credit Gwen Jorgensen‘s unprecedented dominance in triathlon to her talent, recognized by USA Triathlon in recruiting her out of a CPA job, her coaching, part of an elite training group based in Australia, and her Patrick.
That’s Patrick Lemieux, who in 2013 gave up his cycling career to help his then-girlfriend in a sport she picked up in 2010.
They wed Oct. 4, 2014, and Jorgensen is undefeated in top-level triathlons since.
She carries a 13-race winning streak into the Olympic season and is a heavy favorite to become the first U.S. Olympic triathlon champion on Aug. 20.
Jorgensen’s husband is instrumental in her success, detailed in this NBC SportsWorld profile by NBCOlympics.com’s Seth Rubinroit.