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Sport Mary Cain details alleged physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Nike, Alberto Salazar

14:20  08 november  2019
14:20  08 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Mary Cain details alleged physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Nike , Alberto Salazar . Ryan YoungYahoo Sports Contributor. The former high school track star was breaking records left and right, and opted to sign a professional deal with Nike after coach Alberto Salazar said she was

Former Nike Oregon Project athlete Mary Cain has accused Alberto Salazar and Nike of running a system which left her feeling “ physically and emotionally abused ”. Salazar was last month found guilty of doping violations following a four-year investigation from the US Anti Doping Agency

Mary Cain was the best in the country when she signed with Nike in 2013.

Mary Cain wearing a costume: Mary Cain, the former track phenom, opened up Thursday about the abuse she suffered while training with Nike and Alberto Salazar in Oregon. (AP/Charlie Neibergall)© Provided by Oath Inc. Mary Cain, the former track phenom, opened up Thursday about the abuse she suffered while training with Nike and Alberto Salazar in Oregon. (AP/Charlie Neibergall)

The former high school track star was breaking records left and right, and opted to sign a professional deal with Nike after coach Alberto Salazar said she was one of the best athletes he’d ever seen.

Her career, though, never took off.

“I joined Nike because I wanted to be the best female athlete ever,” Cain said in a New York Times opinion piece and video on Thursday. “Instead, I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and endorsed by Nike.”

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Mary Cain speaks out about being emotionally and physically abused by Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar . Salazar denied Cain 's claims to the New York Times and said that he "supported her health and welfare." Nike did not respond. At the end of the Times' video, Cain calls for change at

Team USA’s former rising track star Mary Cain said Nike Oregon Project staff pressured her into weight loss that resulted in her period stopping for three years and caused osteoporosis.

In high school, Cain set records in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meter races, and then set two U.S. Junior records in 2013 when she was 17 years old. She claimed a spot on the U.S. team for the World Championships that year, too, becoming the youngest athlete to make a worlds team for the United States since 1983.

Yet upon arrival in Oregon after high school, Cain said that Salazar and his all-male staff “became convinced” that she had to lose weight. There were no certified psychologists or nutritionists available to the athletes in the Oregon Project, instead “just a bunch of people who were Alberto’s friends.”

She said they constantly pushed her to lose weight, and would weigh her in front of her teammates constantly. If she didn’t hit Salazar’s target weight, she said would be publicly shamed — he even called her out in front of dozens of people at a track meet in 2015. Cain said Salazar wanted to give her birth control and diuretics to lose weight, too, despite diuretics not being permitted in the sport.

Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse

  Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse Nike will look into runner Mary Cain's allegations of abuse while she was part of Alberto Salazar's training group. The runner says it reached the point where she started having suicidal thoughts and cutting herself. Cain joined the disbanded Nike Oregon Project run by Salazar in 2013, soon after competing in the 1,500-meter final at track and field's world championships when she was 17. Now 23, Cain told The New York Times in a video essay that she joined Nike because she "wanted to be the best female athlete ever.""Instead, I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and endorsed by Nike," she said.

Nike have launched an immediate investigation into Mary Cain ’s claims of ‘ emotional and physical abuse ’ because of the constant pressure to lose weight put on her by the Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar .

Mary Cain , Alberto Salazar Mary Cain , 17, right, reacts as coach Alberto Salazar tells her she has just broken the American high school 800-meter record “An all-male Nike staff became convinced that in order for me to get better, I had to become thinner — and thinner and thinner and thinner.

“I ran terrible during this time,” Cain said, via the New York Times. “It reached a point where I was on the starting line and I’d lost the race before I started bc in my head all I was thinking of was not the time I was trying to hit but the number on the scale I saw earlier that day.”

Though she acknowledged that weight is important in sports, she said Salazar took it to the extreme. She developed RED-S Syndrome, didn’t have her period for three years and broke five different bones while training.

“I felt so scared, I felt so alone, and I felt so trapped,” Cain said, via the New York Times. “I started to have suicidal thoughts. I started to cut myself. Some people saw me cutting myself. Nobody really did anything or said anything … I told Alberto and our sports [psychologist] [one night after a meet] that I was cutting myself, and they pretty much told me that they wanted to go to bed.”

That’s when Cain realized how bad the system was. She told her parents about it, and quit the team soon after — officially ending her once-promising dreams of becoming the best Olympic runner in the country in recent history.

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

  Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday she was told she had the "biggest butt on the starting line." Kara Goucher's husband said the OlympianFormer teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward.

Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP/Shutterstock. A former world championship runner says she was abused during her time training at the Nike Oregon Project, a facility run by coach Alberto Salazar . In an op-ed for the New York Times, Mary Cain , once “the fastest girl in America

But the abuse Mary alleges she suffered at his hands go much further than the charges levelled at Salazar by the World Anti-Doping Authority. “I am so proud of Mary Cain for telling her powerful story of verbal, emotional , and physical abuse at the Nike Oregon Project,” Goucher wrote.

Nike shut down the Oregon Project last month, and its chief executive resigned. Salazar was banned from the sport for four years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in September for violating anti-doping rules. He denied many of Cain’s claims, telling the New York Times that he supported her health and welfare. Nike declined to comment.

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