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Many female athletes struggle with eating disorders. These women want to change that.



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By Amanda Loudin

It has been two years since three runners joined to set up the Lane 9 project to raise awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes. At that time, 32-year-old Heather Caplan, 27-year-old Alexis Fairbanks and 24-year-old Samantha Strong, played an integral role by doing just that. All three women suffered from hypothalamic amenorrhea – lack of menstruation – due to unhealthy relationships with food and sport.

Now they can see the impact of their work in the right way. "I'm sure there has been a big shift in the amount of attention the problem gets," says Caplan, a registered dietitian.


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