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Prior to sparking serious discussion with her transition from male to female gender expression, Caitlyn Jenner spent the bulk of the past decade in the oft-derided world of reality TV, playing the put-upon dad on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”
Now, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated is reminding the world what made Jenner famous in the first place with a multi-platform 40th anniversary retrospective of her 1976 Gold Medal-winning decathlon performance at the Montreal Olympic Games, back when he was known as Bruce Jenner.
The retrospective, titled “Jenner: 40 Years After Gold,” will kick off with an SI Films premiere on Monday, June 6, on SI.com, and continue with a long-form digital package and magazine cover story to be released on June 8.
In “40 Years After Gold,” Jenner travels to key spots on her Olympic journey, accompanied by Sports Illustrated and Senior Writer Tim Layden, walking the track at the University of Oregon, where she qualified for her first Olympics in 1972, and visiting San Jose City College, where she trained for the ’76 Olympic Games. Jenner also discusses legacy of winning the gold medal and its impact on her journey as a transgender woman in the public eye.
The Jenner retrospective comes on the heels of SI Films’ long-form digital package and magazine cover story on Lionel Messi’s journey to America for Copa America, which premiered last week. This summer, SI will give the multi-platform long-form treatment to Ken Griffey Jr. on the eve of his Baseball Hall of Fame induction.