Is it actually possible to do an olympic in over 3 1/2 hours?
You have it in loads of sports. For example I am a skiing instructor. On my course only two of us passed out of a group of about 8. Those who failed obviously complained about how it was too hard. But they were missing the point. To lower the standard, even a little bit, is to devalue the achievements of everybody else who wears the same badge.
I think Mowf is quite right, and what's wrong with being elitist