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I literally started training that night at midnight, running through the streets of Munich, Germany, training for the Games.
I trained that day on through the 1976 Games, 6–8 hours a day, every day, 365 days a year." After graduating from Graceland, Jenner married girlfriend Chrystie Crownover and moved to San Jose, California.
Crownover provided most of the family income by working as a flight attendant for United Airlines.
In the era before professional American athletes were allowed to compete in Olympic sports, this kind of training was unheard of.
"I really don't know how many offers we have," Wallach claimed.
"There are still unopened telegrams back at the hotel and you just can't believe the offers that poured in during the first two days." The publicity stunt was executed by team president/general manager Joe Axelson to mock the Kansas City Chiefs' yearly claims that they planned on selecting "the best athlete available" in the National Football League Draft.
He and wife, Chrystie, are so high up on the pedestal of American heroism, it would take a crane to get them down." After the expected Olympic success, Jenner planned to cash in on whatever celebrity status could follow a gold medal in the same mold as Johnny Weissmuller and Sonja Henie, who had become major movie stars following their gold medals.
Jenner played college football for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery.In the final event—the 1500 meters, which was seen live on national television—Jenner looked content to finish the long competition.Jenner sprinted the last lap, making up a 50-meter deficit and nearly catching the event favorite, Soviet Leonid Litvinenko, who was already well out of contention for the gold medal, but whose personal best had been eight seconds better than Jenner's personal best before the race.On the other hand, Soviet athletes were state-sponsored, which gave them a certain advantage over amateur American athletes.
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.
In 1985, Jenner's Olympic decathlon score was reevaluated against the IAAF's updated decathlon scoring table and was reported as 8,634 for comparative purposes.