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  1. Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner; October 28, 1949; known as Bruce Jenner until 2015) is an American media personality and former Olympic gold medal -winning decathlete . Jenner played college football for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery.

  2. Apr 15, 2022 · Caitlyn Jenner's transition from a heterosexual woman to a transgender man was not a simple or easy process. She struggled with her gender identity since childhood, tried on dresses, married and divorced, and faced challenges and criticism. Learn how she overcame her challenges and became a voice for the transgender community.

    • Who Is Caitlyn Jenner?
    • Early Life
    • Olympic Gold
    • Reality TV Star
    • Gender Transition
    • Espy Awards Speech
    • 'I Am Cait' Reality Show
    • Gubernatorial Run

    One of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s, 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 ...

    Born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, Jenner struggled with dyslexia but found success in sports throughout 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 gam...

    In 1972, 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 G...

    In more recent years, Jenner has appeared as himself on numerous game shows and TV reality series, most notably with then-wife Kris Jenner, children Kendall and Kylie, and stepchildren Robert Jr., Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian (Kris's children with her first husband, Robert Kardashian), on the reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians, wh...

    In February 2015, after much tabloid speculation, news outlets began to report on Jenner identifying as transgender, with some noting subtle, gradual changes in the Olympian's physical appearance. In April 2015, Jenner appeared in an exclusive TV interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20. During the interview with Sawyer, Jenner stated that he identifie...

    After announcing she was transgender, Jenner made her first public appearance on July 15, 2015, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, where she received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. The award, which is named after tennis legend Arthur Ashe and recognizes individuals who “transcend sports,” was previously awarded to prominent figures including Mu...

    In late July 2015, I Am Cait, Jenner's docu-series about her life as a transgender woman, premiered on E! The first episode of the series features Jenner interacting with family members getting adjusted to her transition and stepping into her role as a transgender spokesperson. The show, which was viewed by more than two and a half million viewers ...

    On April 23, 2021, Jenner announced she is running for governor of California. "California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality," she said in a statement. "I am a proven winner, and the only outsider who can put an end to...

  3. Caitlyn Jenner (born October 28, 1949, Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.) American decathlete who won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal with a then record score of 8,618 points and in 2015 became by far the most prominent athlete to publicly come out as transgender.

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  4. Jun 8, 2021 · Caitlyn Jenner Fast Facts CNN Editorial Research 3 minute read Updated 5:17 PM EDT, Mon October 23, 2023 Link Copied! Jenner receives an Olympic gold medal on July 30, 1976. AP Jenner,...

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