Not really. I am a runner myself, I never once thought of brother Colm as my hero. Kipchoge Keino is one of the most influential people in Kenya world of running. Every kid I know growing up wanted to be like Kip. Brother Colm helped but not engineered the Kenyan success. Kenyans took the sport of running on because they wanted to be like kip, tergat, hussein, boit, kipketer and others. I took on the sport because one of my classmates and friend in high school qualified and represented Kenya in world junior athletic championships in Bulgaria, these guy was an hero to me and all the kids I know.