16On Being A Parent And Olympian
“If I were to compare the Olympic decathlon to fatherhood, I would say fatherhood is a lot tougher,”
Before marrying into the Kardashian family, Caitlyn Jenner (who was still known as Bruce at the time) was known primarily for her career as an Olympic athlete. The celebrity famously won the Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976, earning her the title of an ‘All-American Hero’
and setting a third successive world record in the process.
Now, most people would guess that training for the Olympics must be one of the hardest feats of Caitlyn’s life. But the star has actually said that being a parent is much harder.
Caitlyn once said before her transition, referring to her strained relationship with her older four children. Before marrying her third wife Kris Jenner, Cait had two children with each of his first two wives. The athlete shares Cassandra and Burt with Chrystie Crownover, and sons Brandon and Brody with Linda Thompson.
Caitlyn has openly admitted to having little contact with his older children before marrying Kris, who he says encouraged him to build a relationship with his other kids. The celeb says she has been working in the past few years to repair her relationship with her eldest children, so hopefully, things are on the right track!