Bruce Jenner is a lot of things- olympic track athlete, motivational speaker, father, and a husband. Bruce was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, NY. As a child, Bruce struggled with dyslexia and looked for success in sports. In high school, he excelled in a plethora of sports including water skiing, football, basketball, and track. He accepted a football scholarship to Graceland College in Iowa, but suffered from an injury, which took him out of the game. He then switched to track and field. His college track and field coach, L.D. Weldon, was the man who convinced Jenner to train for the Olympics. In 1972, Bruce placed third in the Olympic trials and tenth at the Munich games. Four years later at the 1976 Sumer Olympics in Montreal, he won a gold medal with a world record-setting 8,364 points in the decathlon. After his win, a bystander handed him an American flag, which he happily grabbed for his victory lap. This gesture has been repeated in the games ever since. Following his Olympic success, Jenner stayed in the public eye through many endorsements, speaking engagements, and TV appearances. After appearing on the Wheaties box, he began to pursue guest appearances on TV shows such as CHiPS and The American Sportsman. In 1980 he made his movie debut in the major flop Canâ€™t Stop the Music. He has not appeared in any films since. Bruce has had new found fame with the reality program, Keeping Up with the Kardashians which he stars in with his wife Kris, stepchildren Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Robert, and his kids Kendall and Kylie. He also has two children, Casey and Burt, from his first marriage and two sons, Brandon and Brody from his second wife. Since his retirement from athletics, he has become the head of Bruce Jenner Aviation, a firm that sells aircrafts to executives and corporations. He is also the author of several books.
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