Abandoning vaulting poles in the stadium, with no intention of ever competing again, Jenner stated that: "In 1972, I made the decision that I would go four years and totally dedicate myself to what I was doing, and then I would move on after it was over with.I went into that competition knowing that would be the last time I would ever do this." As a result of winning the Olympic decathlon, Jenner became a national hero and received the James E.
In the era before professional athletes were allowed to compete in Olympic sports, this kind of training was unheard of.
During this period, Jenner trained at the San Jose City College (SJCC) and San Jose State University (SJSU) tracks.
If everything works out all right, we should be ahead after it's all over." Following a rainstorm on the second day, Jenner watched teammate Fred Dixon get injured in the 110 meter hurdles, By that point, victory was virtually assured, but it remained to be seen by how much Jenner would improve the record.
In the final event—the 1500 meters, which was seen live on national television—Jenner looked content to finish the long competition.
"If it is in fact Drake's child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child,” the rep continued.
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" By watching Soviet Mykola Avilov win the event, Jenner was inspired to start an intense training regimen.
At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Jenner achieved five personal bests on the first day of the men's decathlon – a "home run" – despite being in second place behind Guido Kratschmer of West Germany.
Jenner was confident: "The second day has all my good events.
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