Alberto Salazar

Alberto Salazar

January 31, 2022

5 Thoughts on NY Times Report that Alberto Salazar Was Banned by SafeSport For Sexual Assault

The NY Times reports that SafeSport ruled Alberto Salazar sexually assaulted a runner twice while giving a massage. We try and make sense of this shocking finding.
December 23, 2021

SafeSport Hands Alberto Salazar Lifetime Ban for Sexual Misconduct. What Does That Mean?

Under the SafeSport code, someone can be banned for life for “sexual misconduct” even if they did nothing sexual in nature.
July 23, 2021

Someone Hired a Private Investigator to See if Alberto Salazar Was Still Coaching Galen Rupp. Here Is What They Found.

Hidden cameras, criminal background checks, and nearly two weeks of surveillance. This story has it all. They found that Rupp regularly uses a house owned by the Salazar family to start many of his runs to the Nike campus. And he uses the underwater treadmill in the back.
March 31, 2021

CAS Clears Alberto Salazar Of All Doping Chages - Salazar Can Immediately Start Coaching Again

The CAS judges said it logically makes no sense to ban a coach but not his star athletes. "Salazar's lawyers provided us evidence showing that USADA leaked the fat-shaming allegations to the US judges and we think that's what caused the American judges to rule erroneously in 2019," wrote CAS chief justice Sidd Finch, a former professional baseball player.
January 13, 2021

Doom and Gloom or Hope and Light Podcast: Boston 2021? Tokyo 2021? Olympic Trials Without Fans?

Covid is wreaking havoc but vaccines are going into arms. What does it mean?
January 06, 2021

Podcast: 2021 (Tokyo Olympic) Predictions + Supershoes with Geoff Burns

We give some of our predictions for the 2021 hopefully Tokyo Olympic year.
November 18, 2020

Ken Goe Retires and Reminisces on His Career + Phil Knight, Galen Rupp, Vin Lananna and Alberto Salazar

Ken Goe retired as one of the few remaining track and field writers in America at a major newspaper. He looks back at his career and everything Nike in running including Alberto Salazar.
November 11, 2020

A Tale of 2 Marathoners (Jordan Hasay + Tierney Wolfgram), The Kiss, Discrimination is Bad Plus Positive Press for Christian Coleman

We break down the latest in Olympic running news including Jordan Hasay disappointing and 17-year-old Tierney Wolfgram  impressing.
October 29, 2020

The 10 Craziest Things We Learned From "Win At All Costs," the New Book About Alberto Salazar & the Nike Oregon Project

From Salazar using the LetsRun messageboard to guide his 2011 Boston Marathon coaching to a drunken attempted kiss of Kara Goucher on the plane to the 2011 Worlds to Salazar crediting Chris Solinsky's 26:59 to Solinsky being on thyroid med, Matt Hart's fantastic new book has some fantastic revelations.
October 28, 2020

Bye Bye Christian Coleman, Special Guest Matt Hart- Author of Alberto Salazar/Nike Win at All Cost Book + Leo Manzano Olympic Champ?

Christian Coleman is banned again for missing drug tests and this time it doesn't look good for him. Plus author Matt Hart joins us to talk his book Win at All Costs on the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar.
May 22, 2020

The Big 3, Reunited: Alan Webb, Ryan Hall & Dathan Ritzenhein Discuss Their Greatest Performances, Biggest Lessons, & Much More

Alan Webb, Dathan Ritzenhein and Ryan Hall had never sat down and talked about their careers until this week. Find out why Ritz had Webb's face on his dartboard as a high schooler, how Webb was able to beat Ritzenhein in their famous 10k showdown in 2006, which performances each believes was the best from their careers, their biggest lessons from the sport, their views on new shoe technology, Webb and Ritz's thoughts on their time with the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar's ban, and much more.
May 07, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the 1983 World Cross Country Championships

Journey back to 1983, when America was a cross country superpower, the world's best runners including marathoners ran at World XC, and a guy named Bekele was the best XC runner in the world. In a field loaded with stars, the top four men were separated by just one second. The 4th place finisher? Alberto Salazar. The race also included the likes of Miruts Yifter, Pat Porter, Steve Jones, Rob de Castella, Alberto Cova. 
April 30, 2020

26:59! How Chris Solinsky Transformed a "Glorified Tempo" Into an All-Time Upset and Performance

10 years ago today, Chris Solinsky shocked the world by running 26:59 in his 10,000-meter debut. Get the inside story and learn how the date of Solinsky's wedding played a key role in his preparations and why his victory led to a decade-long feud between coaches Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher. 
December 31, 2019's Decade Awards: Alberto Salazar Is Our Person Of The Decade + Best Runner, Best Upset, Doping Excuse of the Decade, & More!

In a decade marked by controversy, it's fitting that Alberto Salazar is our Person of the Decade as controversy clung to Salazar like a paperclip to a magnet. Plus who wins our world and US athlete of the decade honors?
December 11, 2019

Katelyn Tuohy High School Legend, Now What? + Alberto Salazar Protest Podcast

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November 22, 2019

Mark Wetmore Shares His Thoughts on Alberto Salazar, Mary Cain, and Dr. Jeffrey Brown

Wetmore called for a lifetime ban for Brown and revealed how he keeps a healthy environment for his women at Colorado. "Our system is not created by men for men. I try to be polite and stay out of the way."
November 18, 2019

Tara Welling Shares Her Experiences Regarding Weight as a Member of the Nike Oregon Project

Welling says she had both positive and negative experiences with Alberto Salazar and reveals he wouldn’t let her race at times unless she gained weight. “At the time, I felt that Alberto had my best interests as an athlete in mind and I had no reason not to trust him. It was confusing and I found it mentally difficult when I had to lose weight and look like other runners when I was not them. It was a constant comparison battle.”
November 08, 2019

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.”