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Marie Kane, who wanted to be considered a rising star in American sports, sued Alberto Salsar and Nike for $ 20 million: "Allow him to embarrass and seduce women"



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"Told her her chest and butt are too big": a huge lawsuit against a known coach

Marie Kane, who wanted to be considered a rising star in American sports, sued Alberto Salsar and Nike for $ 20 million: "Allow him to embarrass and seduce women"

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Formerly a rising star in athletics in the United States, lecturer Marie Kane has filed a $ 20 million lawsuit against former coach Roberto Salsar and Nike for mental abuse during the four years she trained at the Nike Oregon Project - a special running group founded By the company.

"He told her she was too fat and that her chest and buttocks were too big," the lawsuit said.

The accusing athlete is Marie Kane, who at the age of 17 became the youngest athlete ever to represent the United States at the World Championships.

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From a rising star to an athlete in trauma.

Marie Kane (Photo: AP)

In 2013, when she was 17, Kane set a record when she became the youngest athlete to represent the United States at the World Championships, when a year later she even won a gold medal in the 3,000 meters at the World Youth Championships, but the treatment she received from Salsar prevented her career from soaring. Her mental.



Not only did Kane suffer from the treatment of Salsar, who was suspended for four years in 2019 due to an athlete doping affair, and last July it was reported that he was expected to be permanently removed by the American Center for Safe Sports (an organization set up to protect victims of sexual abuse in sports). Following numerous complaints of sexual and emotional abuse on his part.



"Salsar told her she was too fat and that her chest and buttocks were too big," the indictment said, according to a U.S. media report.

"He prevented McCain from consulting and enlisting the help of her parents, especially her father who is a physician by profession."

It was further alleged that "Nike" was fully aware of Salsar's behavior, which, according to Kane, left her in a state of deep depression, with eating disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide.

"Nike allowed Alberto to embarrass women because of their weight, squander their bodies and ignore their health and well-being as part of his conduct."

Left a deep scar on many female athletes.

Alberto Salsar (Photo: GettyImages, Christian Petersen)

Alberto Salsar, now 63, is a former runner who has won the New York Marathon three times.

As a coach on the Nike project in Oregon, he has bred a number of outstanding athletes, including Briton Mo Farah who won Olympic gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2012 and 2016.

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