Again, I really hope this is a rumor. But if not, how could the powers at be think this is what its members want. This isn't their organization to do with what they will, they are suppossed to represent us as we would like to be represented. And I think we would all be represented in a very American way. Which would be to give everyone their fair shake. Not to play favorites and only help those on top. You go to the race and run as hard as you can, and hopefully you're one of the first 9 to be willing to represent your country. And that opportunity is not taken away from you by some tyrrant. If a runner doesn't go to world's it should be either by their choice or their inability to run well enough at the qualifying race, not by some power hungry a$$.
This is the USA, and everyone should have a fair chance to reach their dreams. Through hard work and dedication. This opportunity should not be limited by someone in a position of power changing and narrowing that window of opportunity. Especially when the people in positon of power wasted the peoples money to take a vacation in Hawaii, under the vail of calling it a convention. We need to management!