Women’s health. Fastest girl in America speaks out- Mary Cain

Women’s health. Fastest girl in America speaks out- Mary Cain

Professional runner Mary Cain, 23, after winning the Japan Four Mile race in Central Park on Sunday, May 12, in a time of 21:50. PHOTO BY JONATHAN FERREY/GETTY IMAGES

Mary Cain speaks out

We just had to share this story about Mary Cain. Please watch the video just under 7 mins long and it is utterly shocking.

A young record breaking female athlete joins an elite training program believing that she would get the very best care and attention to help her achieve her dreams. Not so. She got men dictating a program designed by men for men, a complete lack of understanding and empathy and shamed and then blamed when things didn’t go the way the program directors wanted.

She was abused and discarded by those she trusted to care for her. Her well-being was never a factor – she really was a piece of meat, an asset in a commercial undertaking.

Women deserve better. Let me know what you think.

Mary has updated her New York Times articles since she spoke out last Thursday. See attached link for update: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html

Note: RED-S

Mary talks about RED-S – Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome. A good explanation of this condition can be found on page 22 of Return to Running Postnatal Guidelines developed by Physiotherapists Tom Goon, Grainne Donnelly and Emma Brockwell.

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