Everyone knows the crash and burn that Alberto Salazar brought onto himself back in the day. Regardless of the scorching hot 1982 Duel in the Sun clash, he was bound to whittle himself down to nothing.
But Beardsley? What happened? He ran a few thousand marathons or something, getting to 2:09 then 2:08, then the big duel with Salazar at NYC 82 never materialized, and then what? Did Beardsley every run another marathon? I don't recall reading word one about him after the race where Salazar and Gomez cheated and cut across the dirt field.