Matt Long says "I Will", when surviving being on the brink of death to overcoming to become one of the Men's Fitness World's 25 Fittest Men.

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By Robert "Fireman Rob" Verhelst. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Strength and endurance became especially paramount in his life after college when he became a New York City Firefighter. It was around this time he took up distance running and began competing in Ironman triathlons, finishing his first Ironman race in 2005. He then set his sights on qualifying for the Boston marathon by running the ING NYC marathon later that year. With hard work, dedication and persistence, he trimmed 30 minutes off his personal best to run a 3:13, qualifying for the 2006 Boston event.
On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long’s life changed in an instant. He was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck and run over by a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. Have a listen to understand the power of Running to save your life can be when you need to regain your perspective. Matt Long is a symbol of hope.

Find out more about Matt Long at http://mattlongspeaker.com/.

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