Independent Inquiry to Examine U. of Colorado Cross-Country Training Methods

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The University of Colorado is conducting what it calls an “independent, comprehensive fact-finding inquiry” into its cross-country program following allegations by former athletes relating to body composition analysis, training methods and overall culture.

As reported by Runner's World, which broke the story last week, the accusations center around three individuals. Head coach Mark Wetmore is currently in his 29th year at the university and his 27th at the helm of the program; associate head coach Heather Burroughs, a three-time cross-country All-American at CU who ran under Wetmore, is now in her 17th season on staff. Laura Anderson is a registered dietitian who has worked for the university since 2014 and was promoted to associate athletic director for performance nutrition in 2018.

The program has produced multiple NCAA champions and eventual Olympians, according to Runner's World.

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