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Runner Sues Nike, Former Coach For Alleged Abuse

  • Axios, Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:26 PM

Distance runner Mary Cain has filed a $20 million lawsuit against her former coach Alberto Salazar and Nike. “Cain, 25, had a promising career, becoming in 2013 the youngest American athlete to make a World Championships team at age 17,” per Axios. “She alleges in the suit that she faced sustained emotional abuse by Salazar after joining the Nike Oregon Project in 2012. She accuses Nike of knowing this and failing to intervene. Cain said it affected her physical and mental health.”

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