The Long Run by Matt Long

Today is the release date for Matt Long’s new book, The Long Run…
The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete
by Matt Long with Charles Butler.

Matt Long is an inspirational hero to many New Yorkers, including myself. Five years ago, he was seriously injured when he was struck and run over by a bus while riding his bicycle to work at the FDNY. Since then, he has battled back through painful trials & tribulations to compete in the NYC Marathon and the iron man triathlon.
But over-coming his personal obstacles was not enough. Now he wants to help others tackle their own personal challenges.
Matt 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.

His new book, “The Long Run”, is available at major bookstores, and on-line at

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The Long Run (
“A Second Life” by Charles Butler (Runner’s World, March ’09)
“The First Mile” by Matt Long w/Charles Butler (Runner’s World, Oct. ’10)
Re-cap of Book Launch Party, by Curtis Lanton (Diary of Third & Long)
Book review: The Long Run: (Lehigh Valley Running Scene)
Matt’s charity foundation:
Matt and his brothers are co-owners of the popular Murray Hill neighborhood bar, Third & Long:

Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Below is an excerpt from “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel”, featuring Matt Long. (Aired Nov. 24, 2009)


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