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Champion runner Mary Cain details emotional, physical abuse at Nike

World champion runner Mary Cain wrote a blistering op ed in the New York Times with the headline: "I was the fastest girl in America, until I joined Nike." The piece is a huge indictment of the brand and its now defunct elite Oregon Project. Cain, who had joined the Oregon Project at age 16, claimed that her body started to break down under the rigorous training required of the athletes on the team, which was overseen by disgraced coach Alberto Salazar.  "I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and endorsed by Nike,” Cain told the Times.