Magness reveals that Salazar trusted his coaching ability so much that he was given complete control of the team for 10 days just weeks before the 2012 Olympic Trials. He also says that he knew he'd be attacked by Salazar and have his career put in jeopardy if he came forward but but it's something he had to do so he can "walk away with a clean consicience." Magness: "I thank the others who have showed incredible courage and determination in taking a stance for clean sport. While it is incredibly intimidating and no doubt will result in your reputation being attacked, at least you can walk away with a clean conscience."
Alberto and Galen were notably absent but the stars were out in full force at the Portland Track Festival with Shannon Rowbury, Steve Magness, the Gouchers, Alan Webb, Kevin Hanson, Desi Davila, Mark Wetmore, Shalane Flanagan, Evan Jager, Chris Solinsky, and many more in attendance. Employee 1.0 is back to recount the surreal scene in light of the Nike Oregon Project Doping investigation.
The Sunday Times reports that Alberto Salazar ordered his Nike Oregon Project athletes thousands of dollars of L-carnitine supplements and experimented with injecting L-carnitine on coach Steve Magness. We break it down.