Mary Cain suing former coach Alberto Salazar, Nike

October 12, 2021

On Monday, The Oregonian reported that former Nike Oregon Project athlete, Mary Cain, has reportedly filed a $20 million lawsuit against Nike and her former coach, Alberto Salazar, over alleged abuse. Cain is accusing Salazar of publicly shaming her over her weight, leading her to depression, an eating disorder and self-harm.

Cain is suing Nike as well for failing to intervene. Kristen West McCall, a Portland lawyer representing Cain, argues in the suit that it was Nike’s job to ensure that Salazar was not neglecting and abusing the athletes he coached.  CA Running Magazine