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Nike to launch investigation after former athlete claims coach's regimen drove her to suicidal thoughts

6 monthes ago   |   By Stl Today

Footwear and apparel company Nike says it will launch an investigation into allegations made by a former athlete against the disgraced former head coach of its now shuttered elite running program, the Nike Oregon Project.
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An athlete who spoke out against Nike's running program in 2015 says Mary Cain's allegations could 'change the future of the sport'

An athlete who spoke out against Nike's running program in 2015 says Mary Cain's allegations could 'change the future of the sport'

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Kara Goucher, an Olympic long-distance runner and Nike Oregon Project whistleblower, voiced her support for middle-distance runner Mary Cain in an interview with Insider.
Goucher, who went to the US Anti-Doping Agency with allegations of drug use within the Nike Oregon Project in 2015, says Cain's allegations could "change the future of the sport."
Cain said she was emotionally and physically abused by coach Alberto Salazar while training with the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project between 2013 and 2016.
Goucher said that when she first came out with allegations against the Nike Oregon...
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The once-Olympic hopeful who said her body broke down after working with a Nike coach had a disturbingly common condition

The once-Olympic hopeful who said her body broke down after working with a Nike coach had a disturbingly common condition

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Elite runner Mary Cain said in a recent New York Times video that a Nike -affiliated coaching program was emotionally and physically abusive, leading to devastating injuries that derailed her career.
Her symptoms, including broken bones, missing menstrual periods, and extreme low energy, are part of a syndrome known as the "female athlete triad" that may affect as many as 60% of female athletes.
While all athletes, regardless of gender, can experience physical and mental consequences if they don't eat enough, women are particularly susceptible to both internal and external pressures to...
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A once-Olympic hopeful says her male running coach at Nike told her to lose so much weight that body started breaking down completely

A once-Olympic hopeful says her male running coach at Nike told her to lose so much weight that body started breaking down completely

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Middle-distance runner Mary Cain says her male running coaches at Nike were so focused on her losing weight that her body broke down. Now she says there needs to be more education about women's health in the sport.
Cain opened up about her experience with the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project and its infamous coach, Alberto Salazar, in an op-ed video published by the New York Times on Thursday .
She told The Times that she was physically and emotionally abused during her time in the program, so much so that she had suicidal thoughts and started cutting herself.
Cain said she lost so much...
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