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Caitlyn Jenner On Sports Illustrated

By Charlotte Robinson, June 29, 2016
Caitlyn Jenner graces Sports Illustrated cover with a 40th anniversary retrospective of Jenner’s 1976 Gold Medal-winning decathlon performance at the Montreal Olympic Games in a story entitled "Jenner: 40 Years After Gold" by the publication’s Senior Writer Tim Layden. She spoke openly about the legacy of winning the gold & its impact on her journey as a transgender woman in the public eye. Caitlyn stated, "I loved Bruce… I still love him today. I like what he did & the way he set an example for hard work & dedication. I’m proud of that part of my life. But this woman was living inside me, all my life & it reached the point where I had to let her live & put Bruce inside. And I am happier, these last 12 months, than I’ve ever been in my life.” On Trans issues & the connection to sports she added "When you see what’s happening in this country on the bathroom controversy, politicians just don’t understand or get it at all. When it comes to this subject, the Olympic movement is far ahead of the rest of the world. Good for them." Jenner is featured on the national cover of this week's special "Where are They Now" double issue of Sports Illustrated, hitting newsstands on Wednesday, June 29th. The SI cover was shot by photographer Yu Tsai at Jenner's home in Malibu.
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