Rio Olympic champion Gwen Jorgensen announced on her social media channels yesterday that she’s expecting her first child with husband Patrick Lemieux this August. Both Jorgensen and Lemieux make no secret of their love for great food and chose to follow that theme in their announcement.
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The news comes as no surprise as Jorgensen was clear that her post-Olympic plans included starting a family. In an interview following the NYC Marathon (where she ran a 2:41:01 in her debut at the distance) with Triathlete.com back on Nov. 8, Jorgensen laid out what the perfect year from that point would look like: “I get pregnant right now, then have a baby, and get right back into training. I think that would be a perfect year.”
Following the announcement, the couple hopped on Facebook Live for 10 minutes to answer questions from her fans. “My target race to come back to will be totally dependent on how I feel post-baby,” she said in response to a fan’s question about her racing plans. “I’m going to try to workout as soon as possible. I’d love to workout the next day! But that will probably be difficult. So, as quickly as possible after that baby is born!” She goes on to say that defending her gold medal at the 2020 Olympics is her long-term goal. Watch their complete Facebook Live session here
Congrats Gwen and Patrick!