update: LetsRun.com looks back at his career here: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/01/two-time-olympian-andrew-wheating-announces-retirement-age-30/
Down the drain wrote:
Huge waste of talent- poor work ethic, booze, and having a coach that made mediocrity ok. Judging from what is written, it appears 7 years later he is not one single bit more mature. WASTE. OF. TALENT. Funny how some people that have it all throw it away.
an honest assessment wrote:
Sad? He has done nothing in years, been largely absent from the scene, and his continued absence will not be noticed.
Off into the sunset wrote:
The 2008 men's 800m trials is still one of the greatest races I've ever watched. That race and his 3:30.9 give Wheating a place in US running history. If you graphed out his career, he had a high peak early and dropped off rapidly, and maybe injuries kept him from reaching his potential. He still had a great career.