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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.
Jenner's 1976 world record was broken by four points by Daley Thompson in 1980; Thompson's record was tainted by the U. This converted mark stood as the American record until 1991, when it was surpassed by eventual gold medalist, and world record holder, Dan O'Brien of Dan & Dave fame.
Jenner was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1980, the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
"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." In 1977, Jenner became a spokesperson for Wheaties brand breakfast cereal and appeared in an iconic photograph on the cover of the cereal box.
Two days later, Freitas withdrew the suit, saying that it was "a case of overzealousness" on the part of his staff.