Hey Paul yes I did meet and hang out with Brother Colm quite a bit in my 5 months in Kenya!
He's a very un-imposing man who gives his life to his athletes.
To do this day, he still lives in a run down shack beside St. Partick's school.
Where many of his top athletes live with him as well!
Its easy to say he had the best talent's to work with - which is true.
But he had a legitimit on-the-job-apprenticeship!
By simply cultivating athletes, staying close and seeing what/doesn't works via trial and error.
And is incredibly selfless in his coaching - which is not very common in western coaches.
Im convinced that many mainstream coaches would NOT have the same consistent success as him.
As Kenyan's can be very fragile mentally with minor details or new/different concepts.
And of course being comprehensive of the 'pole-pole' Kenyan way of life
More Kenyan runners than people know of where/are develop by Brother Colm.
As they are often poached away from him for a bit of money NOW than rather big money LATER...
Just like doc - the legend is much bigger than the man