Bruce Jenner vs. Usain Bolt: Who's a Better Athlete?

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Before Bruce Jenner became the face of botched plastic surgery and the man best known as comedic fodder for Kim Kardashian and company, he was one of America's most beloved Olympians.

No, really!

Jenner captured the Gold at the 1976 Games in Montreal, which is why he actually could be considered an authority on track and field and which explains why he took exception to the boasting of Usain Bolt over the weekend.

Usain Bolt Runs
Bruce Jenner Photograph

Following his second consecutive 200 meter victory, Bolt proclaimed to NBC that he's the "greatest athlete to live." The Jamaican's Twitter bio also now reads that he's the "most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen."

But Jenner will only concede that Bolt is the "the best sprinter" in history, telling TMZ that Usain "can't pole vault, he can't throw anything" and he'd be "terrible" at the decathlon, which forces entrants to compete in 10 events, from discuss to hurdles to the high jump.

So, it needs to be asked: in his prime, which of these men was the best athlete?