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.Â 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 Longâ€™s story is as inspiring as any.Â 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: