Cycling often seems to bear the brunt of some strange decisions by sporting bodies such as changes to UCI frame regulations and the changes in the world record rules which mean we now have two Hour Records, the UCI Hour Record and the Best Human Effort (UCI Absolute Record) held by Ondřej Sosenka (49.7km) and Chris Boardman (56.375).
Well cycling is not the only victim of such changes. The International Association of Athletics Federations just downgraded the World Record for the Women's Marathon from Paula Radcliffe's 2h15m25s to her earlier 2h17m42s. Why? Her faster time was set in a mixed gender race, therefore it will be considered as the 'World's Best' the 'World Record' can now only be set in Women's only races. The world's Marathon governing bodies do not agree with the IAAF's decision.