I just published the WTW and quite honestly, I don't know what's next for him.
Ignoring money, does he want to continue to run?
If so what event?
Even if he does want to run, will he be motivated to run for likely less money? Money always complicates things.
Here's what I wrote:
How Quickly Matthew Centrowitz’s Dreams and Form Have Declined
Just over a month ago, American Matthew Centrowitz thought he was in the form of his life and hoping to break Alan Webb‘s 3:46.91 American mile record before heading off to Tokyo where he was dreaming of repeating as Olympic champion. Centrowitz came up well short of the AR (but did PR in 3:49.26) then didn’t even make the Olympic final, where he ran the equivalent of 3:50.82 in the mile (3:33.69 1500) before running 3:53.32 in the mile at Pre.
Last week, the disappointing results continued as he ran in the lucrative Downtown Yakima Mile, where he was dead last in 3:57. In each of his last four races (not counting his first round prelim in Tokyo), Matthew Centrowitz has run slower than in his previous race and finished in the same or a lower position.
Centrowitz’s declining form over the last 5 weeks
3:49.26 – mile time in AR attempt on July 24
3:50.82 – equivalent mile time for Centrowitz in semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, where he ran 3:33.69 for 1500 for 9th on August 5
3:53.32 – mile time at Pre Classic on August 21, where he was 9th
3:57 – time he ran in road mile to finish 10th on August 28
The question now is what does the future hold for Matthew Centrowitz, who turns 32 in October?
Does he still want to run? If so, what event? Some will want him to move to the 5000 where the good news he has a 13:00 pb but the bad news is that only the 4th best PB on the BTC team.
And if he does continue to run, does he stick with the BTC? If his contract is up for renewal, we imagine Nike would want to reduce it like they have in the past with stars whom they viewed as being on the backside of their careers whether it was Leo Manzano, Kara Goucher, Meb Keflezighi or Allyson Felix. Might he possibly jump ship for another brand / training group?