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Mary Cain says Nike does not acknowledge that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport after firing her old doping coach

The athletic star who ever was the & # 39; fastest girl in America & # 39; was called, Nike urged to change their entire training system after her former coach Alberto Salazar was banned after a doping test.

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Mary Cain, 23, says that despite the fact that the brand has closed their Oregon project that they left in 2016, there is a risk that they will simply change the name of Salazar's assistants and pretend that the problem has been resolved .

Cain – who qualified as a 17-year-old for the 2013 world championships – revealed himself in one New York Times video published Thursday that when she joined the Nike program at the age of 16, the male staff convinced her that & to get better, I had to get thinner & # 39;

She said that Salazar had an arbitrary number of 114 pounds and that she learned & # 39; the hard way & # 39; to take care of herself as a woman.

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Mary Cain says Nike does not acknowledge that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport after firing her old doping coach

Mary Cain says Nike does not acknowledge that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport after firing her old doping coach

Cain claimed that Salazar had an arbitrary number of 114 pounds, that he wanted her to stick to it, but she got the impression that she stopped menstruating and broke five different bones
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Cain claimed that Salazar had an arbitrary number of 114 pounds, that he wanted her to stick to it, but she got the impression that she stopped menstruating and broke five different bones

Cain claimed that Salazar had an arbitrary number of 114 pounds, that he wanted her to stick to it, but she got the impression that she stopped menstruating and broke five different bones

Now, 23, Cain says: & # 39; They don't recognize that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport and at Nike, where the bodies of young girls are being ruined by an emotionally and physically offensive system & # 39;

Now, 23, Cain says: & # 39; They don't recognize that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport and at Nike, where the bodies of young girls are being ruined by an emotionally and physically offensive system & # 39;

Now, 23, Cain says: & # 39; They don't recognize that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport and at Nike, where the bodies of young girls are being ruined by an emotionally and physically offensive system & # 39;

& # 39; When young women are forced to push themselves further than they can at their given age, they run the risk of developing RED-S (syndrome). You suddenly realize that you have lost your period a few months and a few months a few years, and in my case it was a total of three.

& # 39; And if you don't get your period, you won't be able to have the necessary estrogen levels to maintain strong bone health. And in my case I broke five different bones. & # 39;

In 2012, Cain was the youngest competitor in the US Olympic trials.

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But Cain said she finally decided to leave when she did not run well in 2015 in a race and Salazar yelled at her that she had clearly won & # 39; five pounds & # 39 ;.

Cain told the Times: & # 39; I didn't even try to make the Olympics anymore, I just tried to survive. & # 39;

She said she told him and a sports psychologist that she was cutting herself, but & # 39; they almost told me they just wanted to go to bed & # 39 ;.

Cain said in the new video that she was starting to get suicidal thoughts and even when some people saw her cut & nobody really did anything or said anything, she realized that the & # 39; system is sick & # 39; ;

& # 39; They do not recognize that there is a systemic crisis in women's sport and at Nike, where the bodies of young girls are being ruined by an emotionally and physically offensive system, & # 39; she said in the seven-minute clip.

In 2012, Cain was the youngest competitor in the US Olympic trials.
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In 2012, Cain was the youngest competitor in the US Olympic trials.

She qualified for the 2013 world championships as a 17-year-old

She qualified for the 2013 world championships as a 17-year-old

In 2012, Cain was the youngest competitor in the US Olympic Trials (left). Exactly, she qualified for the 2013 world championships as a 17-year-old

Cain celebrates winning the 3000m final during day three of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on July 24, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon

Cain celebrates winning the 3000m final during day three of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on July 24, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon

Cain celebrates winning the 3000m final during day three of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on July 24, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon

Nike has since closed its Oregon project for elite long-distance runners and calls it a & # 39; diversion & # 39; for the athletes. Cain (center) poses during the medal ceremony on July 25, 2014
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Nike has since closed its Oregon project for elite long-distance runners and calls it a & # 39; diversion & # 39; for the athletes. Cain (center) poses during the medal ceremony on July 25, 2014

Nike has since closed its Oregon project for elite long-distance runners and calls it a & # 39; diversion & # 39; for the athletes. Cain (center) poses during the medal ceremony on July 25, 2014

& # 39; I became entangled in a system designed by and for men that destroys the bodies of young girls. Instead of forcing young girls to look after themselves, we must protect them. & # 39;

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Cain said: & # 39; This would take a long time. For years I felt broken and alone – I waited, but no one reached out to help. Now I'm fine. But the system is not. And I can't remain silent. This was hard to share. & # 39;

Doping whistleblower Steve Magness seemed to support part of Cain's account.

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He told Guardian: & # 39; At one point I was told that I had to let a female athlete lose weight. When I showed data that her body fat was already low, I was told: "I don't care what science says, I know what I see with my eyes. Her ass is too big."

& # 39; There was no adult in the room who took care of health and well-being. When the culture goes to extremes, this is what you get. & # 39;

Salazar told the Times that he has Cains & # 39; Health and Wellbeing & # 39; supported and & # 39; many of her claims & # 39; denied.

Nike did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request to comment.

Salazar, who counts the Olympic and world champion Mo Farah of Great Britain as one of the best runners he has coached, was banned by USADA for four years last month for doping violations.

The American Salazar, who won three marathons in New York City since 1980, has vowed to appeal his ban.

Nike has since closed its Oregon project for elite long-distance runners and calls it a & # 39; diversion & # 39; for the athletes.

Cain (right) said she finally decided to leave when she did not run well in 2015 in a race and Salazar yelled at her that she had clearly won & # 39; five pounds & # 39;

Cain (right) said she finally decided to leave when she did not run well in 2015 in a race and Salazar yelled at her that she had clearly won & # 39; five pounds & # 39;

Cain (right) said she finally decided to leave when she did not run well in 2015 in a race and Salazar yelled at her that she had clearly won & # 39; five pounds & # 39;

She said: & I got entangled in a system designed by and for men that destroys the bodies of young girls. Instead of forcing young girls to look after themselves, we need to protect them & # 39;

She said: & I got entangled in a system designed by and for men that destroys the bodies of young girls. Instead of forcing young girls to look after themselves, we need to protect them & # 39;

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She said: & I got entangled in a system designed by and for men that destroys the bodies of young girls. Instead of forcing young girls to look after themselves, we need to protect them & # 39;

Salazar told the Times that he has Cains & # 39; Health and Wellbeing & # 39; supported and & # 39; many of her claims & # 39; denied

Salazar told the Times that he has Cains & # 39; Health and Wellbeing & # 39; supported and & # 39; many of her claims & # 39; denied

Salazar told the Times that he has Cains & # 39; Health and Wellbeing & # 39; supported and & # 39; many of her claims & # 39; denied

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