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Caitlyn Jenner named TIME's influential person of 2016

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Caitlyn Jenner named TIME's influential person of 2016

Caitlyn Jenner has been named one of TIME magazine's most influential people of 2016.

The 'I Am Cait' star - who was known as Bruce Jenner prior to her gender transition surgery last year - has managed to claw her way onto the magazine's annual list after being recognised as one of the world's most powerful people.

The 66-year-old former decathlete - who has six children from three different relationships - was recognised by the magazine for her bravery after she revealed just under 12 months ago that she wants to live her life as a woman.

The Olympic medallist made the list alongside the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Melissa McCarthy and Adele, while supermodel Karlie Kloss, Ariana Grande and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson also managed to claim a spot.

The list - which features 40 women and 60 men - was derived by the magazine based on people who have inspired others either positively or negatively over the last 12 months.

Other people to make the annual list include US President Barack Obama, who claimed a spot for the 11th time in 13 years and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, while the youngest person to make the list is Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a swimmer expected to play a major part of this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.