Running Pros Respond On Twitter To Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations

June 4, 2015

Below we have some of the reactions from top pros and industry people on the Pro Publica/ BBC allegations of possible anti-doping violations by the Nike Oregon Project and coach Alberto Salazar.

We saw tweets from fans saying they still believed in the Nike Oregon Project but the only tweet we saw from a prominent athlete trying to diminish the allegations came from Nike Oregon Project member and World Championship 1500m silver medallist Matt Centrowitz who tweeted out this:

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Matt may be clean, but alleged anti-doping violations by his coach and from a Nike sponsored lab are the farthest thing from a yawning matter.

Matt even got into a little of a twitter war with Nick Willis after the Olympic 1500m bronze medallist Willis tweeted this:

and this:

Centro being Centro had a funny reply:

It was refreshing to see a few Nike athletes speak out showing their concern as hopefully Nike will stand for clean sport and investigate the allegations.

Paula Radcliffe, the world’s greatest female distance runner and a Nike athlete, said this:

Dai Greene, a Nike athlete and 2011 World 400m Hurdle Champion, Had a Lot of Tweets on This. Here are Two:

2003 World 400m Champion Tyree Washington

Sports Illustrated Reporter Tim Layden

US Steeplechase Record Holder Emma Coburn

US Pro Lauren Fleshman

US Marathoner Stephanie Rothstein

Former World XC and Half Marathon Champ Lornah Kiplagat

Former NYRR Head Mary Wittenberg

Yale’s finest:

British Ultra Runner Robbie Britton

Some athletes retweeted or favorited things or were a little less direct.

American steeplechase record holder Evan Jager favorited this:

American 1500m/5ker Nicole Tully

2013 Worlds 800m Silver Medallist Nick Symmonds

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