Alberto Salazar, a legendary marathon runner who was head coach of the Nike Oregon Project until it was disbanded last fall after he was suspended for four years for anti-doping violations, was given a temporary suspension by the U.S. Center for SafeSport Friday evening.
Salazar’s suspension comes nearly three months after former high school track phenom Mary Cain went public with the chilling accusation that she was “emotionally and physically abused” while training under Salazar at Nike.
Cain told The New York Times that she was shamed into losing weight, causing her menstrual cycle to stop for three years, leading to five broken bones. She also said she developed suicidal thoughts and started to cut herself.
SafeSport’s mandate gives it exclusive authority over sexual abuse within