It's hard to imagine just how much of a cultural icon Bruce Jenner was 40 years ago: a symbol of American masculinity and acheivement, Bruce had conquered the world. Now, literally decades later, Caitlyn Jenner has emerged to reclaim the Sports Illustrated cover that once established her as a legend.
Sporting her gold metal from the 1976 Olympic games for the first time in 40 years, Caitlyn a sequined jumpsuit to match her prestigious prize. "Caitlyn Jenner as you know her now. Bruce Jenner as you never knew him then," reads the cover's tagline.
"It's a picture that brings attention to this issue," Jenner told SI. "That's the important thing. That's why I wore the medal."
Inside the issue and hosted online is an in-depth feature on the transgender athlete, which investigates the cultural impact of her coming out. Sports Illustrated also created a mini-doc to celebrate the anniversary of Caitlyn's win:
"You know what [this gold medal is] good for? Show and tell. It was a big hit at show and tell with all the kids growing up," says Jenner in the video.
You can read the full Sports Illustrated profile over here.