Experts have taken a bit of a bashing over the past year. Particularly in the political arena, but there have been other notable instances too, such as the case of Charlie Gard. There are interesting and important reasons why, as a collective society, we seem to be shunning experts (and I have a few thoughts on why this might be). However, this summer I have been wowed by experts in tennis and athletics, and they have validated my personal belief of why we need to listen to people who know their subject and have an degree of expertise. So thank you, Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe, Brendan Foster, Steve Cram, Toni Minichello, Denise Lewis, Kim Clijsters, Tracey Austin, and Boris Becker.