You know Bruce Jenner now as the voice of fatherly wisdom on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
But 36 years ago, Kendall and Kylie‘s dad became a national hero after he leaped, hurled, vaulted and sprinted his way to Olympic glory, winning gold in the decathlon and setting a world record that would hold for years.
Jenner didn’t stop when he hit the Wheaties box, either. The now 62-year-old husband, father of six and stepfather of four became a fixture on the motivational-speaking circuit, took up race-car driving, started a lucrative aviation company and, in case you hadn’t noticed, he’s been a TV star ever since he took his place on that medal podium.
And though we wouldn’t say he’s slowed down any, we’re happy to be able to keep up with him now.
In honor of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics, which kick off Friday in London, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of Jenner’s storied career, from the track to TV.
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