Kara Goucher Says She Is the Woman Behind the Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Alberto Salazar

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Sports Illustrated

By Maggie Mertens For the first time publicly, in her new book, the decorated runner is detailing the abuse, isolation and shame she says she experienced at Nike’s The Oregon Project, which was shuttered in 2019 after the former coach received a lifetime suspension by SafeSport. More than a decade ago Kara Goucher, a two-time Olympian, World Championship silver medalist and renowned marathoner, left the famed and secretive running team at Nike coached by Alberto Salazar: The Oregon Project. She didn’t say much at the time about her reasoning. Since then, stories that shocked the running world …

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