Many of us get inspired to do what we do in our daily lives by someone.
For an athlete, this could be someone important in their lives and they dedicate their accomplishments to this person who has inspired them to achieve their best.
For me, the other person that inspires me to just simply keep doing what I do at work, for my PhD, and in my training is my significant other. Nothing else needs to be said. I do it not only for myself but also for her.