Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone
Episode 99 - Matthew Long - ATHLETE-SURVIVOR- SPEAKER
Former NYC Firefighter
The Long Run, Author
Motivational Speaker, WME Speakers
Orangetheory Fitness Danbury, CT Franchisee
“Why did it happen...and why did I live?”
“...Turn your burners on and fire-up the human spirit!”
In Episode 99, the Two Fit Crazies are left speechless from the most amazingly inspirational story of one man’s battle for survival after being hit by a 40-ton bus on the streets of New York City at 5:30AM on December 22nd, 2005. With a 1% chance for survival even after receiving over 68 units of blood, Matt Long was not about to give up. As a NYC firefighter, triathlete, marathoner, and IRONMAN at the time of the accident, Matt discusses how his elite fitness level “literally” saved his life. Although Matt champions an “I WILL” attitude, he also shares what it was like to wish his mother had prayed for him to die instead of having to endure the slow and painful process of rehabilitating a body that was practically sliced in two. Unbelievably, Matt not only survived the day he and his bicycle were crushed beneath the 10” space between a charter bus and the asphalt, but also recalls the mental journey to recovery! After more than 40 operations and years of rehabilitation, Matt has since returned to the New York City Marathon, IRONMAN Lake Placid, cycling, and even holds 8 world records for the indoor rower! Matt also discuss his inspirational book, The Long Run, as well as his love for public speaking engagements and why he decided to be a franchisee for Orangetheory Fitness. Prepare to be inspired!
Two Fit Crazies
Phone: Book Matt through WME Speakers 212-903-1400
Facebook: Matthew Long
Twitter & Instagram: @43long_matt
I Will Foundation: www.mattlongspeaker.com/pages/foundation
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