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Runner’s abuse allegations against
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Posted By: DaddyO, 11/11/2019 6:51:03 AM

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain’s account last week of alleged physical and emotional abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting more top athletes to come forward. Amy Yoder Begley, a 10,000-meter runner, said Friday she was told she had the “biggest butt on the starting line.” Kara Goucher’s husband said the Olympian endured “disgusting” comments from coaches. Cain said the all-male staff told her the way to get faster was to get thinner and thinner. Nike says it is investigating,


No fan of Nike, but..really? The coach said I had a big butt and need to lose weight?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jasonB 11/11/2019 7:08:50 AM (No. 231961)
Perhaps she could just identify as the "First Place Winner" and collect the trophy with her big ol butt. Wow, I never knew carrying extra weight was a prerequisite for a runner.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: VELOX 11/11/2019 7:24:18 AM (No. 231970)
It is true the There is improvement in running times with lower weights. In the middle and longer distances times can improve by approximately 2 seconds a mile for every pound. The problem is, anything can be taken to extremes and become detrimental. Americans typically have physical characteristics heavier than the African runners. It’s like comparing a Collie to a greyhound. A typical Kenyan male is 5’7 and 112 pounds. Their lower legs are so thin that they are the size of an American polio victim! For example, I ran as a weekend warrior at 5’6 and 140 pounds. I looked like I had aids. My local hospital training facility tested me for body fat and found me the lowest male they had ever tested. For me to get to 112 I would have to destroy tissue, bone and muscle. That what was happening to Mary. She was an amazing runner and could still have an amazing career ahead of her.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 11/11/2019 7:46:58 AM (No. 231980)
Why does anyone give a damn about Nike...Nike hates us as Americans. All the treasonous owners and employees at Nike need to be shunned by Freedom loving Americans!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: aasilver 11/11/2019 9:07:48 AM (No. 232037)
Liberals destroy EVERYTHING they touch. Oregon is a hotbed of liberal fanatics.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 11/11/2019 9:08:09 AM (No. 232038)
High school wrestlers go through the same sort of shaming and body-shrinking extremes. Stop the madness, it's only a sport but when money and ego are involved, people's lives mean nothing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JackBurton 11/11/2019 10:29:59 AM (No. 232121)
Side issue. Real issue: Transgender woman who last year competed as a man wins NCAA track championship Women sports figures will be history if this continues.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 11/11/2019 11:24:31 AM (No. 232186)
There are real reasons to never buy Nike products.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 11/11/2019 11:38:51 AM (No. 232196)
Do none of these girls stand up for themselves? Somehow I believe that they wanted so bad to win that they’d do anything, so they were fair game for these coaches. Where were their parents? If my daughter was heading toward anorexia, I would do something. I have little patience with these overachievers who will “do anything” - They obviously beat the ones who won’t, but do they really win? Nope.
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