‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ Dad Bruce Jenner Relives His Defining Moment — Olympic Gold (VIDEO)
“All of a sudden, I realized life was different. Wait a second. Everybody knows my name,” Bruce Jenner once said.
Before he was the patriarch of the Kardashian clan, 62-year-old Jenner made a name for himself at the 1976 Olympic games.
Competing in the decathlon, then 26-year-old Jenner took home the gold after an impeccable performance in the 10 events that make up the sport, including running, jumping and pole vaulting.
The 62-year-old father-of-ten sat down with Yahoo! Sports to relive his unforgettable experience that spanned two days at the summer games in Montreal, Canada, 36 years ago. Watch that video above.
Though Jenner looks back on his time at the Olympic games fondly — especially considering just four years earlier, he placed 10th at the 1972 Games — there is another claim to fame he holds close to his heart.
It’s being a dad, of course.
When asked in the video, “Who is the real Bruce Jenner?” he quickly responded, “A father, number one. I’m very blessed.”
“I just happened to be the right guy, in the right place, at the right time,” he said. “The 1976 Olympics was the highest rated Olympic games of all time.”
After taking home the gold, Jenner admitted that he was “devastated” when it was all said and done.
However, he jumped right into speaking and television engagements, as well as becoming a spokes person for General Mills.
Brody, 28 — in addition to his two daughters with his wife Kris — Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14.
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For more, watch the video above.