Five years ago Matt Long was struck, and consequently run over, by a bus in New York City. The accident was so severe that doctors gave him less than a 5 percent chance to survive. Fortunately, Matt Long beat the odds and then some. In July 2009, he finished the Ford Ironman in Lake Placid.
I highly recommend taking the time to watch the two videos below. Matt Long’s story is as inspiring as any. It certainly puts any problem or bad day that I’ve ever had into perspective. I’d be hard pressed to find a story more fitting for Winston Churchill’s quote below.
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
A related story can also be found within the Ironman website: