Caitlyn Jenner's appearance in Sports Illustrated's "Where are They Now?" issue is way more than just a commemoration of her decathlon win at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, where she has set a world record.
The much-awaited cover is a bold statement for her, as she continues to promote her advocacy for LGBT rights, and embrace her identity as a trans woman. Though she's no longer known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn said in an interview with the magazine that her pretransition life has helped her be who she is now.
"I like what he did and the way [Bruce] set an example for hard work and dedication. I’m proud of that part of my life," Caitlyn said.
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Banner photograph from Instagram.com/caitlynjenner