Colm O'Connell
Brother Colm O'Connell is an Irish missionary to Iten, Kenya, originally from Caherduggan, Mallow, County Cork. He joined the Patrician Brothers at the age of 14, training in Tullow, Co. Carlow, and went on to study at National University of Ireland in Galway .(Formerly University College Galway). He departed Ireland and arrived in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya in 1976 to teach geography at St. Patrick's High School in Iten, Keiyo District, Rift Valley Province in Kenya. O'Connell of Ireland, came to Iten expecting to stay just three months.
He has lived in Iten ever since. Despite having no coaching background, he began helping aspiring young athletes, he took over training athletes from Peter Foster (Brother of British runner Brendan Foster). Today, he has 120 training camps and is known as "the Godfather of Kenyan running". His work with the youth has included track and field training. 25 of his students have gone on to become world champions, and four have won Olympic gold medals. His students include Edna Kiplagat, Florence Kiplagat, Lornah Kiplagat, Linet Masai, Mary Keitany, Ibrahim Kipkemboi HusseinPeter Rono, Matthew Birir, Sammy Tirop, Haron Lagat, janet jepkosgei, viola kibiwott, brimin kiprutto, Joseph tengelei, isaac songok, wilson Boit, Vivian cheruiyot, Michael Kipyego, Augustine Kiprono Choge, Wilson Kipketer, and David Lekuta Rudisha. O'Connell is credited in starting the influx of female athletes to Iten in the early 1990s when he trained and hosted World Champion Sally Barsosio, Rose Cheruiyot, and world junior champion Lydia Cheromei. In 2001 Br O'Connell was awarded an honorary MA from NUI Galway for his services to Africa and to Athletics. Credit to his work as a coach is widely presented by "the 'Man on a Mission' - Br O'Connell and the rise of Kenyan Athletics" by Jamie D'Alton, and Anne McLoughlin documentary. The documentary Man on a Mission was presented by former Irish athlete Senator Eamon Coughlan.
In 2012 Bro O'Connell was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Dublin City University attending the ceremony was Olympic and World Champion David Rudisha.

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Aug 2, 2013 ... David Rudisha's coach Colm O'Connell questions traditional methods of training as he opts for more holistic approach.
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Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're ...
Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're ...
Jon Entine, 2008
Yet St. Patricks is a phenomenon because of its remarkable human resources: an endless supply of local talent and Coach Colm O'Connell, a short, pudgy man with a bright red face. A member of the Patricians, the Irish teaching brotherhood,  ...
Politics in the Republic of Ireland
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John Coakley, Michael Gallagher, 2010
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Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth
Adharanand Finn, 2013
“Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”—The Boston Globe Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing quest combines...
Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora
Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora
Tim Pat Coogan, 2002
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Niall Flynn, 2009
Donal O'Neill Jerome O'Shea Ned Roche Tim Lyons Sean Murphy Tom Moriarty Tom Long John Dowling (0-1) Mick O'Connell Paudie Sheehy Colm Kennelly Tadghie Lyne (0-1) Jim Brosnan (1-0) John Cronin Dan McAuliffe Substitute: Dinny ...
Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're Afraid To Talk About It
Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We're Afraid To Talk About It
Jon Entine, 2001
Is there a genetic reason that African-Americans dominate professional sports? Even raising the question seems tantamount to heresy. Jon Entine not only raises the question, he strives to answer it in Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk About It. Entine is no stranger to controversy, having worked with Tom Br...
The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film
The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film
Harvey O'Brien, 2004
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Kenyan Running: Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change
Kenyan Running: Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change
John Bale, 1996
1997 British Society of Sports History - Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports HistoryThe record-breaking achievements of Kenyan athletes have caught the imagination of the world of sport. How significant really is Kenya in the world of sports? This book, the first to look in detail at the evolution and significance of a single sport in an Africa...
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Villanova Running: Eamonn Coghlan PresentsBrother Colm O'Connell: Man on a Mission
Here is the fantastic 55-minute documentary presented by former world indoor mile record holder, 1983 World Champion at 5000 meters, and Villanova legend Eamonn Coghlan. Inspired to take up running by Kenya’s two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kip Keino, Coughlan travels to St.
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In the London Olympics in 2012, David Rudisha produced one of the best performances of the Games when he ran from the front in the mens 800m to set a new world record and winning Olympic Gold in the process. His coach is Br.
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