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Long Road Back: Exclusive Interview With Matt Long

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Feb 10, 2011
  • Updated 735904 days ago

Former New York City Firefighter, Boston Marathon qualifier and Ironman finisher Matt Long came on The Competitors Radio Show recently with Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle to chat about his amazing recovery after being struck by a 20-ton bus while on his bike back in December of 2005. After more than 40 operations and being told he would be lucky to ever walk again without a cane, Long once again ran the New York City Marathon and finished Ironman Lake Placid. Looking for a little motivation for your next long run? Listen in to Matt’s story and you’ll have your best training day ever!

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College, he coaches both elite and age-group runners and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica at the 2012 Olympics. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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