Dubbed Team GB’s ‘golden couple’, Laura and Jason Kenny have 10 Olympic gold medals between them.
As they prepare for the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this month, the pair are expected to add to their medal collection.
And the pair’s adorable love story has captured hearts around the UK – tying the knot after the 2016 Rio Olympics.
They now share a son, Albert, who will turn four in August.
But it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the couple, as Laura revealed it wasn’t quite love at first sight.
In an appearance on Loose Women, Laura revealed that, on her first day at British Cycling, Jason was less than forthcoming in introducing himself to his future wife.
In fact, she claimed her beau was more focused on his morning cup of coffee.
She told the panel she walked in at the age of 18 to a sea of welcoming faces saying hello.
The Olympic great said: “Then Sir Chris comes up to you and says, ‘I’m Sir Chris Hoy,’ and you’re like ‘ah’ – starstruck, because he’s like a legend in our sport.”
It was then that Laura spotted Jason – who barely looked up from his drink.
“Jason just sat there drinking a cup of coffee… nothing,” she said.
The pair have joked that Jason is “just not very good at first impressions.”
Despite getting off to a rocky start, the pair bonded through their shared love of cycling and they’ve now been married for nearly five years.
‘Posh and Becks of cycling’
The couple’s incredible success has led to some comparing them to David and Victoria Beckham – as the ‘Posh and Becks of cycling’.
But it’s a nickname Laura laughs off.
Speaking to Olympics.com last year, Laura said: “(It feels) slightly strange, because anyone who knows me and Jason knows that we are absolutely nothing like Posh and Becks!”
‘We go through it together’
In the interview with Olympics.com, the pair were asked what it’s like to be married to a fellow competitive athlete.
While Jason said it felt “normal” because he’s never been married to anyone else, Laura said the pair had a lot of shared experiences.
She said: “He goes through everything I go through. There’s not a single feeling or emotion I’ve had that he hasn’t had.
“When I go home and I’m experiencing these emotions I can tell him and he knows how I feel.”
Jason added: “We understand each other. We understand where we are coming from.”
Adding to their brood
Although the pair are still smitten, they admit it can be a bit challenging to have the same goals as each other – especially with a young son in the mix.
Laura said she can’t ask Jason to “do the night shift” with little Albie because they’re both intensely training for the same thing.
The pair juggle parenting with training well, although Jason admits he’s perhaps less “single-minded” about training since becoming a dad.
Speaking about motherhood, Laura said she has plenty of athletes who are also mums to look up to, like Jessica Ennis-Hill.
She said: “It doesn’t really feel that different from before.”