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Caitlyn Jenner Biography

Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Birth Place:
Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Motivational speaker and TV personality, former track-and-field athlete

Fast Facts

  • Was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child
  • Competed in prep football, basketball and track; earned a college-football scholarship, but shifted focus to track after a knee injury
  • Made decathlon debut at the 1970 Drake Relays, finishing sixth; placed 10th at first Olympics, the 1972 Munich Games
  • Sold insurance part-time while training intensively for the 1976 Olympics
  • Claimed gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Games in Montreal, setting a world record in points that would stand until 1980
  • Was drafted by the NBA's Kansas City Kings in 1977, but never suited up for the team
  • Appeared on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes after winning gold; was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1980) and the U
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  • Olympic Hall of Fame (1986)
  • Competed as an auto racer during the 1980s
  • Has appeared on TV as a sports commentator, actor and reality cast member
  • Supports the Special Olympics and foundations for dyslexia
  • Made her debut as Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015
  • Received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards