He’s a unit supply specialist
. She’s a multiple launch rocket systems crew member.
are a married Olympic
couple trying to navigate their way through the challenges of training for the Tokyo Games during the coronavirus pandemic.
Their sport consists of five disciplines, two of which they can’t practice at the moment — equestrian horse jumping (their stable recently closed) and swimming (pools remain shut).
For the rest, they improvise. They hone their fencing footwork in their Colorado Springs, Colorado, backyard, shoot laser pistols at a target in a nearby park (yes, they sometimes draw stares) and take to the trails for morning runs.
They met through modern pentathlon. They train together for modern pentathlon.
Their first date?
“Wasn’t a modern-pentathlon date,” said Elgeziry, who married Isaksen on May 30, 2014.
“Ice cream,” Isaksen responded. “We’re both fans of ice cream.”
Elgeziry is already qualified for his fourth