I haven't read the book but in her podcast she said she told members of her family before she told Adam. She said she compartmentalized the first time and/or thought it could be a mistake, so I don't know if she told anyone about that till the second time happened.
Speaking of hasay, when kara heard hasay was looking to join a Nike group she arranged a lunch with her in the hopes she could talk hasay out of working with Alberto. the morning of the lunch hasay canceled their date & then announced publicly she was joining nop. I’m sure hasay has some crazy Alberto stories but I doubt she’ll ever say anything negative about him publicly, at least while he’s alive. I think he’s a big reason why her best running years are behind her.
I find Salazar's story sad-the drinking, the alleged abuse, the creams. and the lack of perspective on his role as a coach. He is talented, but tormented. The book may be accurate, but it can't be a fun read. Kara felt mistreated and Salazar is portrayed as a wreck.
It's not that hard to understand. . Once you establish yourself in a position of power, you leverage it to sell yourself. You see people all the time brag about how they coached some athlete to a certain time or championship when those athletes would have done it themselves anyway. It's almost accepted that the top guys in any sport are going to be a bit weird because they have usually spent all their time being focused on one thing
Salazar's sons weren't minors. SafeSport wouldn't have jurisdiction over this at all. Since his sons weren't athletes, you could claim (as I believe Salazar's defense did), that WADA jurisdiction was questionable.
Note, I'm not condoning Salazar's actions, just responding to your claims.
Salazar should never had gotten as far as he did. The very first athlete he coached as a professional was Mary Slaney, and she tested positive for testosterone within just a year or two of working with him. Nike should have canned him then and there, but instead they gave him the keys to the front door.
There is also no doubt that Salazar is a liar. In 2015, when questioned about his association with Slaney, he tried to claim he was really never her coach despite overwhelming evidence he was. He's also a first class jerk. He found the counsel that eventually represented Slaney in her lawsuit against the IAAF over her T/E test, then years later, throws her under the bus by denying he coached her in the 90's, implying he thought she had doped (why Slaney stood up for him in 2015 is baffling). If you would like to see the proof, here it is...
I haven't read Goucher's book yet (I will when it arrives on my doorstep tomorrow), but it's evident Nike is trash. Helping create Salazar, promoting Goucher's pregnancy while cutting her salary, doing nothing about doping,... Remember all that crap the next time you see one of Nike's virtue-signalling commercials (barf).
This book is hard to get at all the libraries in Columbus (17 total)--I didn't think it would be that hard to get, but I was wrong. Lots of people attracted to the story of this apparently, at least in Central Ohio. It's a pretty arcane topic.
I was a big Salazar fan reading of how he pushed himself and his workload. I still look at his xc training logs for inspiration, but the man he was as an adult is saddening, and that’s just me some young guy who viewed him as a running hero, can’t imagine what it was like for Kara who viewed him almost as a father figure.