A knighthood should be only handed out for the highest achievements in life.
Like emerging victorious as the best in your sport.
Things like a member of the military single handedly saving their squad from certain death.
Nope, that's what Victoria's Crosses are for.
A person who has dedicated their lives to helping others.
You shouldn't need honouring or recognition for your good deeds.
To a person who has made advances to our culture or way of life, perhaps through great scientific work.
Perhaps the recognition from your peers would be more important than an honour in front of a public who don't understand/care about what exactly you did, because Tim Berners-Lee still isn't a household name despite the KBE.
Not someone who can ride a push bike for hours on end faster than anyone else.
Exactly this type of person really, someone who competed against the world for two decades, emerging victorious time and again while wearing the national flag with pride and inspiring countless people in the process.
Some papers saying mo should be too, what he won a couple of running races.
It says a lot.
And yet, says nothing at all.