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One of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s, track athlete Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and set a world record in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Since then, he's appeared on the popular reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Bruce Jenner became a 70s sports icon after winning the gold medal for decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. He starred on the TV shows "CHiPs" and "The Love Boat" before crossing over to reality tv with "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
The daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian, Kim Kardashian turned her name into a million dollar brand. In 2007, her infamous sex tape was leaked and her reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," premiered.
Khloé Kardashian earned her fame on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." In 2009, Khloé met LA Laker Lamar Odom, a two-time NBA champion. The couple married in a televised spectacle and soon got their own spinoff, "Khloé & Lamar."
Kris Jenner talks about confidence, and if someone is comfortable in their own skin that you don't need much else.
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One of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s, track athlete Bruce Jenner was born on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York. Jenner had dyslexia and struggled in school at a young age, but excelled at sports. An injury in college forced him to give up football and turn to track and field. His coach encouraged him to train for the Olympic decathlon, and, in 1972, Jenner placed third in the Olympic trials and tenth at the Munich Games. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal,
"Nobody has milked one performance better than me—and I'm damned proud of it."
"I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability."
Jenner won a gold medal and broke a world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. In recent years, Jenner has appeared with his family on the popular reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, Bruce Jenner struggled with dyslexia and sought success through sports in his youth. In high school, Jenner excelled in water skiing, football, basketball and track. He accepted a football scholarship from Graceland College in Iowa, but after a knee injury took him out of the game, he switched to track and field. His college track coach, L.D. Weldon, convinced Jenner to train for the Olympic decathlon. Little did the athlete know then that he would go on to become one of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s.
In 1972, Bruce Jenner made an impressive run at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany (also known as the Games of the XX Olympiad): He placed third in the Olympic trials and tenth at the Olympic Games.
Four years later, however, Jenner would achieve Olympic stardom at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At the Montreal Games, the athlete won a gold medal and set a new world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. After his win, a bystander handed him an American flag, which he enthusiastically grabbed for a victory lap—a gesture that has been repeated in Olympic games ever since.
Following his Olympic success in 1976, Jenner has remained in the public eye through endorsements, speaking engagements, TV appearances and other outlets. After famously appearing on the Wheaties cereal box, he pursued guest appearances on TV series such as CHiPs and The American Sportsman. He also became one of only seven spokesmen for Wheaties.
In 1980, Jenner made his big-screen debut in the notorious flop Can't Stop the Music. He later starred alongside Kris Kristofferson and Martin Sheen in the dramatic film Original Intent, which went straight to DVD and was released in 1992.
From the late 1970s to the early 2000s, Bruce Jenner worked on several TV series and appeared in TV movies. In recent years, he has appeared as himself on numerous game shows and TV reality series, most notably with his wife, Kris Jenner, children Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and stepchildren Robert Jr., Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian (Kris Jenner's children with her first husband, Robert Kardashian), on the E! reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which premiered in 2007.
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