Mary Cain Biography
Mary Cecilia Cain (born May 3, 1996) is a professional American middle-distance runner from Bronxville, New York Cain was the 2014 World Junior Champion in the 3000-meter event. She is the youngest American athlete ever to represent the United States at a World Championships meet after competing in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow.
This was a long time coming. For years, I felt broken and alone- I waited, yet no one reach out to help.
Now I am ok. But the system isn’t. And I can’t stay silent.
— Mary Cain (@runmarycain) November 7, 2019
Mary Cain Early life
Cain was born in New York City in 1996, he grew up in Bronxville, New York, in Westchester County, north of New York City
Mary Cain Parents, Family
She is the daughter of Charles and Mary E. Cain, and has three sisters, Aine, Catherine, and Mairead. S,
Mary Cain Education
She was noticed in the seventh grade for her running ability. Her main events are in middle distance running. She graduated from Bronxville High School in 2014. She attended the honors program at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon while competing as a professional athlete for Nike, Inc.
Mary Cain Start
In October 2012, she came under the coaching direction of Alberto Salazar, a decorated marathon runner and coach to Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, who won gold and silver medals respectively in the men’s 10,000-meter run in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Mary Cain Career
Early high school career
Cain ran for 10 seasons for Bronxville High School, winning numerous state titles, as well as two national titles while still a Bronxville athlete.[which?] In 2010, she was the NYS Class C Cross Country Champion; in 2011, she was both NYS Class C and NYS Federation Champion. She ran the 800 meters at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials and placed 18th, and also ran at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where she broke the American high school girl’s outdoor record in the 1500 m with a 4:11.01, surpassing the record of Jordan Hasay in the 2008 United States Olympic Trials by over 3 seconds. The effort qualified her to run in the World Championships. She had taken second in the same event the year before.
Mary Cain Later
In 2019, the New York Times published a video op-ed from Cain in which she stated that the deterioration of her running performance was due to the poor coaching practices within the Nike Oregon Project. Cain stated that Alberto Salazar and other coaches within the team had an insistence that she lose and maintain a certain weight, sometimes with the aid of banned substances, which ultimately resulted in physical and emotional distress. Cain lost her period for three years and her bones became very fragile, to the point where she broke five bones while in the Nike program.
Mary Cain, Alberto Salazar, Nike
Cain told the New York Times: “I joined Nike because I wanted to be the best female athlete in history. Instead, I was emotionally and physically abused by a system designed by Alberto and backed by Nike. ”
When Cain arrived at Nike for the first time when she was 16, the male staff convinced her that “to improve she had to lose weight … and lose weight … and lose weight.”
Cain said: “Alberto was constantly trying to lose weight. He created an arbitrary number of 114 pounds and, in general, I would weigh myself in front of my teammates and be ashamed publicly if I didn’t gain weight. He wanted to give me birth control pills and diuretics to lose weight.
“I felt so scared and alone and so trapped that I began to have suicidal thoughts. I started to cut myself. Some people saw me cut myself. And nobody really did anything or said anything. ”
When he told his parents, they immediately bought him a plane to go home. “I wasn’t even trying to make the Olympics anymore, I was trying to survive,” he said.