Very true. I've seen those people knock Khannouchi. Like you, I appreciate his being up front. If you're truly injured and won't be able to compete, that's one thing. If you simply want to be prepared for a money race a month or two later, just say so. At least be honest about it. Honestly, a lot of elites skip events like the Worlds and I can't blame them. This is their profession and the bigger paycheck comes from events like Chicago, New York, or Berlin. The ones I respect are those who are honest about it, such as Khannouchi.