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


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By Amanda Loudin

It's been two years since three riders came together to found the Lane 9 project to educate athletes about the prevalence of eating disorders. Heather Caplan, 32, Alexis Fairbanks, 27, and Samantha Strong, 24, played a leading role in this process. The three women suffered from hypothalamic amenorrhea – lack of menstruation – due to unhealthy relationships with food and sports.

Now, they can see the impact of their work in every way. "I really think the focus on this issue has changed a lot," says Caplan, a registered dietitian.

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