October 13, 2021
(Reuters) – Middle-distance runner Mary Cain sued Alberto Salazar and Nike for $ 20 million. According to The Oregonian and other media, coaches have been abusive for years while training in the company’s currently closed athletics program.
Cain joined Salazar as a teenage genius on the Nike Oregon Project in 2013, but in 2019 the New York Times broke her career and achieved unhealthy weight in a suicidal ideation abusive environment. He said he was forced to do it.
The Oregonian reported that Cain, now 25, filed a proceeding in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday, claiming that Nike was aware of the abuse she detailed and did not intervene.
Nike didn’t immediately respond to the request for comment, nor did Cain’s lawyer respond.
The Oregonian and Reuters attempts to contact Salazar were unsuccessful. He had previously denied allegations of abuse.
Nike closed the Nike Oregon Project in 2019 after being banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for four years after Salazar was convicted of possessing testosterone and tampering with the doping control process.
Salazar, who has won the New York City Marathon three times in a row since 1980 and has coached some of the world’s top long-distance runners since then, was suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in September.
The US Safe Sports Center permanently banned coaches from athletics in July because of sexual and emotional misconduct.
(Report by Amy Tennery of New York, additional report by Rory Carroll, edited by Lincoln Feast.)
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