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


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Per Amanda Loudin

It's been two years since three riders teamed up to found Project Lane 9 in order to raise awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes. At that time, Heather Caplan, 32, Alexis Fairbanks, 27, and 24-year-old Samantha Strong, have played a key role in doing just that. All three women suffered from hypothalamic amenorrhea – lack of menstruation – as a result of unhealthy relationships with food and sport.

Now they can see the impact of their work in all the right ways. "I definitely think there has been a big shift in the attention the issue gets," says Caplan, a registered dietitian.


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