Ask Weldon if he ever considered it. Wasn't he a 4th place finisher?
Yes, but not in an Olympic year.
He came back from his injuries in 2003, to place 4th in the country at 10,000m at the USA Track and Field Championships running a personal best time of 28:06.58, qualifying to represent the United States at the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. His chances to make the 2004 Athens Olympics were realistic as the top 3 in the United States qualify. However, a series of injuries that began at the Pan Am Games derailed his Olympic dream which he reflects upon here.