Some stuff I didn’t know & found interesting-She is upfront about how much she earned with Nike, contracts & appearance fees. Before her pregnancy, her baseline w/ Nike was $320k/year. The year she got pregnant she basically didn’t get paid by nike bc she didn’t race although she did do pr, meet & greets & photoshoots for them. She had to go the legal route to get reimbursed her salary for the year she was pregnant & salazar didn’t support her on this & called her money hungry.
She paints Salazar to be, among other things, an alcoholic. She says it was an open secret in the industry that he drank a lot & she believes he scheduled their practices late morning bc he was always hung over. a lot of this book is about salazar, most of it has been shared publicly.
the Nike Oregon project, among other things, is portrayed as a team with no boundaries. The athletes had blind faith in Alberto & she believes mo farah & Galen could’ve gone as far as take epo if Alberto told them it was ok. Even for herself, she thinks it’s possible Alberto rubbed testosterone cream on her during one of his massages. They were quick to ingest whatever unmarked pills Salazar gave them & she fears even she herself took a banned substance at some point.
she has nothing bad to say about jerry Schumacher, mark wetmore & shalane Flanagan. Joining Jerry’s group was the first time she experienced a professional team. Also she originally wanted to join the mammoth track club after leaving nop but they rejected her.