Mary Cain Makes Serious Allegations Against Alberto Salazar And Nike
LRC Nike, Alberto Salazar and Top Pros Respond To Mary Cain’s Allegations Nike has issued a statement saying they will start an immediate investigation of the “troubling allegations” while Cain has confirmed she did try to rejoin the team in April of this year. Additionally, three former NOP members have said Salazar was very focused on the weight of his female athletes, but Salazar has issued a forceful denial of Cain’s allegations, writing to Ken Goe, “To be clear, I never encouraged her, or worse yet, shamed her, to maintain an unhealthy weight.”
*Salazar Denies Cain’s Allegations Salazar tells Ken Goe that both of Cain’s parents, including her father who is an MD, were deeply involved in her training and aware of all supplement she was on. He says when Cain struggled “to find and maintain her ideal performance and training weight” he referred her to a female doctor. He also shared a text message from April where Cain wrote, “Thanks again so much for a great trip — I’m excited to be working together again and I really want this.”
LRC Full Transcript of NY Times Video: Mary Cain Says She Was “Emotionally And Physically Abused By A System Designed By Alberto [Salazar] And Endorsed By Nike” In an explosive New York Times video essay, Cain claims she was pressured by Salazar to lose weight (to get down to 114 pounds) and was weighed in front of teammates and “publicly shamed” if she didn’t hit weight. She also says Salazar wanted her to take birth control pills and diuretics to shed pounds – the latter of which is against track and field’s rules according to Cain. Cain also says she became suicidal and started to cut herself and says when she told Alberto Salazar and Darren Treasure that she was cutting herself that “they pretty much told me that they just wanted to go to bed.”
*MB: Explosive New York Times article: Mary Cain breaks silence about NOP
LRC 2019 New York City Marathon Preview Podcast + Camille Herron and Rojo Hobby Jogging Love We break down the 2019 NYC Marathon fields.
LRC Women’s Preview: Will the Course Record Finally Go Down? Who Will Be the Top American: Sara Hall, Des Linden, or Kellyn Taylor? Can Mary Keitany get the only thing she doesn’t have in New York – the course record? How will the Americans, Sara Hall, Des Linden, and Kellyn Taylor do?
LRC Men’s Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store? NYC’s elite men’s field isn’t deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men’s race should still be a good one.
*MB: Who wins the men’s race at the 2019 NYC Marathon? Kamworor, Desisa, Kitata, or Tola? Does the course record go as well?