The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete
by Matt Long
Hardcover, 264 pages
October 2010
$25.99 / $29.99 Can
About the Book

On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of his life. Miraculously, more than 40 operations and months later, Matt was able to start his recovery. In spite of the severity of his injuries, Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process. He would no longer be able to compete at the

Praise for the Book

“Television, movies and fiction are full of heartwarming stories filled with brave souls who fight their way back from hard times, overcoming impossible odds as they learn important lessons and bring a tear to your eye. Guess what? The Long Run is the real deal. Armed with heart, wisdom, grit, and wit, Matt Long kicked death right in the ass and came roaring back to life. And here's the best part: It may well be one of the most entertaining books you will ever read! If you want a lesson in

About the Author

Matt Long is the founder of the I Will Foundation, which helps men, women, boys, and girls to pursue goals they previously thought were beyond their reach. He lives in New York City.

Charles Butler is an editor at Runner’s World. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Fortune, and Inside Sports. He lives in Emmaus, PA.

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