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Weight shaming of athletes by Alberto Salazar at Nike Oregon Project was normal, claims whistleblower

News Summed Up 2019-11-09 05:30:00

Mary Cain said she became suicidal after being forced to meet an arbitrary weight target Charlie Neibergall/APThe whistleblower who helped bring down Alberto Salazar claims that the disgraced coach talked of using thyroid medication and “shady diet supplements” to make his athletes lose weight. Steve Magness backed the emotive account given by Mary Cain, one of Salazar’s former athletes, who said she became suicidal after being forced to meet an arbitrary weight target. She says the practice caused her to break five bones and stopped her periods for five years. Cain said she was publicly shamed if she did not meet Salazar’s targets Kavin Morris/Corbis/Getty ImagesCain also said that she was publicly shamed if she did not meet Salazar’s ideal weight. Magness, a former assistant to Salazar, says that was normal because of the “abhorrent” culture that the coach had created at the Nike Oregon Project…


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