Episode #156: Processing the Mary Cain Story

11.11.2019 - By Running Rogue

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For this week, I had to hit pause on my previously planned topic and spend time discussing the Mary Cain story, which you can learn about here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html I don't have all the answers, but I hope you don't mind me taking the time to process this incredibly brave and heartbreaking story from Mary.  In the podcast, my discussion centers on two areas: 1. How can we advocate for those like Mary who speak out against wrongdoing? 2. How can we think about body image and bodyweight in running in a better way? I know that I still have so much to learn to better do my part as an athlete and coach for a better future in our sport, so please do share your thoughts to my email - chris@roguerunning.com. As a side note: I don't discuss it directly but I believe in and advocate for a full, independent investigation into the culture of the Oregon Project and what amounts to child abuse in this case.     

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