Runner Suing Nike After Breaking Leg In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Runner Suing Nike After Breaking Leg In Iceland

Published November 4, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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A runner participating in a Nike event in Iceland is suing the sportswear company after breaking her leg, reports the Guardian.

The Los Angeles distance runner, Kate Freeman, is suing Nike for $1.3 million because the race was “unsafe” due to snowy conditions.

“During the second leg, participants encountered snow and ice on mountain trails in dark conditions. Participants did not have necessary running and safety equipment. The guides became disoriented and lost … during the run,” the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit states that during the race, Freeman – who was wearing Nike gear – lost her footing, dislocating her ankle and breaking her leg. The injury resulted in a number of surgeries and as a running coach, impacted Freeman’s enjoyment of life.

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