Nike to launch ‘immediate investigation’ on Oregon Project track team


Alberto Salazar

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Nike says it’s taking allegations about body-shaming at the Oregon Project “seriously” and that it will launch an “immediate” investigation to hear from runners on the now-shuttered team.

“These allegations are completely inconsistent with our values,” a spokesperson told CNBC in an emailed statement.

In an op-ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Mary Cain, once a star athlete on Nike’s Oregon Project, said she was “emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto [Salazar] and endorsed by Nike.” She said that when she arrived at Nike as a teenager to train with the group, which was created to promote long-distance running, she…


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