A big part of pro sports is about inspiring future generations.
Don't tell that to the higher ups at UK Athletics.
They have announced that if you can't get in the top 30 at World XC, then guess what, you won't go.
World XC is distance running. The best in the world lineup in a single race and run on natural terrain and a single winner emerges.
The Brits want no part of it - unless they think they can win.
Jason Henderson ( @Jason_AW ) is right on the money when he tweeted, "It's a shame GB men won't get the chance to proudly don a GB vest and take part in a World Champs. We won't beat Africans by dodging them."
Henderson also points out that Mo Farah finished in the following places at World XC - 59th (U20), 74th, 37th and 40th before improving to 20th and 11th.
PS. Scotland, is there any chance you can do the vote over??