Who is Elle Purrier St Pierre's husband Jamie? Olympic runner's beau is a dairy farmer
Elle Purrier St Pierre, a Montgomery native, will compete in the women's 1500m in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, August 6 at 8.50 am EST. After competing on Wednesday, August 4, Purrier St Pierre qualified for the Olympic final.
Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute. But that was not on the cards for Purrier who is eying the coveted gold for Friday's event.
MEAWW recently reported on the love lives of various Olympians competing in Tokyo, including Rohan Browning, who beat Yohan Blake at the men's 100m sprint heat, and sprinter Trayvon Bromwell. Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm shattered his own world record at the Tokyo Olympics and his girlfriend Oda Djuvpik also won a personal battle over cancer recently. Outside of Purrier St Pierre's terrific performance, here's what you need to know about her love life.
Who is Elle Purrier St Pierre's husband?
Elle Purrier is not just a world-class athlete, but also a dairy farmer who grew up on a 40-cow farm in Vermont and currently living in one with her better half. She and her husband Jamie St Pierre presently reside in Boston on a dairy farm. Elle Purrier met her husband Jamie St Pierre, a dairy and maple farmer, at a 4-H Field Day in middle school, according to nmpf.org.
Montgomery is a farming community, and its inhabitants rely on the agricultural lifestyle and possibilities it affords. Purrier St Pierre, a track and field Olympian, and her husband, Jamie St Pierre, met early in their lives in a village of less than 800 people. The couple became lovers since freshman year in high school and married on a dairy farm on September 7, 2020, reported the Burlington Free Press. The couple has a wedding website on The Knot.
Jamie St Pierre studied animal science at Cornell University. Throughout Elle's running career, St Pierre has been there for her, both physically as a training partner and emotionally as a life partner. What I have always found special is the way they have been able to stay committed to each other through everything," Amanda St Pierre, Jamie's mother said about the couple.
Purrier St Pierre was running for the University of New Hampshire at the same time that St Pierre was learning diverse dairy farming practices all around the world, notably in Italy and China. Jamie St Pierre made time while in Doha, Qatar for one of her races to visit a local farm to learn about dairy production in the Middle East, establishing a balance between their two lives, the news outlet reported.
Jay Peak Mountain, which overlooks their family's farm, is also a favorite place for them to ski. They define themselves as "outdoorsy" and "energetic," yet they still make time to watch Elle's favorite film, 'Forrest Gump.' "She has finished half the battle already. She qualified for the US Olympic team. Now all she has to do is run," Jamie St Purrier said of his wife.
The women's 1,500m final at the Tokyo Olympics is set to kick off on Friday morning, August 6, at 8:50 am EST.