I'd like to second this poster's view. My admiration of Lagat grew when Alan Webb was at the height of his career, 2007, I think. I watched a meet broadcast in which the broadcast crew was just gushing over Webb. Then they ran a taped interview with Lagat... in wich they asked him not about his own career, but what he thought about Webb's accomplishments. Had it been me, I'd have told the interviewer to take a hike. Lagat, despite having far more on his record in terms of PRs and medals,could not have been more complimentary of Webb. It was very classy.