Track and field has its #MeToo moment, with more athletes coming forward with stories of abuse

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WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press

November 9, 2019, 5:42 PM

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Track and field is having its #MeToo moment.

Former teen running star Mary Cain’s account this week of body-shaming and alleged psychological abuse at the recently disbanded Nike Oregon Project is prompting other 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.” And Kara Goucher’s husband said the Olympian endured “disgusting” comments from coaches.

Nike says it’s investigating, but the cascade of allegations that have followed Oregon Project director

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