Runner Mary Cain Details Physical and Emotional Abuse From Coach and Nike’s Oregon Project

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Former high school track phenom Mary Cain is speaking out about her former coach Alberto Salazar, alleging abuse and mistreatment while being trained at Nike’s now discontinued Oregon Project. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Cain says she broke five bones and went three years without getting her period due her body breaking down. Cain admits to having “suicidal thoughts,” alleging that her coaches were obsessed with her weight and would shame her for being too heavy. Salazar denied many of Cain’s claims and is currently serving a four-year ban from the sport for doping. Nike released a statement saying it will launch an investigation. SI legal analyst Michael McCann and SI’s Amy Campbell unpack the legal implications to Cain’s allegations.