The funny things is that his best accomplishment came in 1991, I think his last year at St Augs when he won that World Championship.
He just went out hard and hung on to hold off Roger Black but Black got him back in the relay.
I think Pettigrew's time was around 44.6.
That year, Michael Johnson chose to run the 200, Butch Reynolds was serving a suspension, Steve Lewis was hurt, Danny Everett was off his game and Quincy Watts hadn't come into form yet.
They were all in their prime at that time. Pettigrew was was lucky to even be on the realy team let alone win an individual Gold medal.
Years later he starts to train with Trevor Graham and starts running these phenomenal realy splits. I believe he split 43.2.
So the irony is that getting with the wrong crowd improved his ability but did not get him an individual title while tainting his earlier individual title that may have been clean.
I am sure that tormented him.
When I saw him in April I wondered how hard it was for him to be in the track community while people were judging him. I think it would be easier to stay away from track, especially since no one follows these things outside of the sport.