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Mary Cain believes that her legacy in sport will have nothing to do with medals. Rather, it will be about the conversation she had on a very public stage last November. For episode 122, I’m chatting with the runner about everything from her early-on success — being the youngest athlete to ever make a World Championships final at age 17 back in 2013 — to her op-ed in The New York Times at the end of 2019. The 4:24 PR miler (!) talks to me about sharing her truth, speaking out about the emotional and physical abuse she endured during her time working with Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project, what it was like during her darkest moments, and how she came out stronger and more confident on the other side. We also chat about her newest role as the New York community manager for Tracksmith, and what excites her these days about lacing up and getting out.


Note: Today’s episode covers some sensitive topics. If you or someone you know is struggling with self-harm or disordered eating, here are some helpful links:
Crisis Text Line
The Trevor Project 24/7 Hotline: 1 (866) 488-7386
National Eating Disorders Hotline (800) 931-2237

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