Alberto Salazar weight-shaming affected athletes’ mental health – Steve Magness

Mary Cain finished 10th in the 1500m at the 2013 World Championships

Banned coach Alberto Salazar’s “obsession” with controlling weight led to mental health problems in athletes, his former assistant has claimed.

Steve Magness was reacting to American athlete Mary Cain’s account of ill effects she suffered under Salazar, who received a four-year ban for doping violations.

“I’ve witnessed the harm and damage that such a culture creates,” Magness posted on social media on Thursday.

“It’s lasting mental health issues.”

In an interview with the New York Times,