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    DescriptionA New York City firefighter's emotional and inspiring memoir of learning to run again after a debilitating accident, based on the wildly popular March 2009 piece in "Runner's World."On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of his life. Miraculously, more than 40 operations and months later, Matt was able to start his recovery. In spite of the severity of his injuries, Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process. He would no longer be able to compete at the highest level.In the 18 months before the accident, he had competed in more than 20 events including several triathlons and marathons and had qualified for running's most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. After the accident, his doctor told him he'd be lucky if he could even walk without a cane.The Long Run is an emotional and incredibly honest story about Matt's determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. The book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon--a gimpy seven-and-a-half hour journey through the five boroughs. "Running saved my life," Matt says, and his embrace of the running community and insistence on competing in the marathon has inspired many, turning him into a symbol of hope and recovery for untold numbers of others.


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    Title
    The Long Run
    Subtitle
    A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matt Long, With Charles Butler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781609611798
    ISBN 10: 1609611799
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WSK
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC21: 796.42092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000
    B&T Approval Code: A67290000, A09203000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, OCC019000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SZE, DNBS
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Rodale Incorporated
    Imprint name
    Rodale Incorporated
    Publication date
    09 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania
    Author Information
    Matt Long is the founder of the I Will Foundation, which assists men, women, boys, and girls taking on pursuits they previously thought were beyond their reach. He lives in New York City.Charles Butler is an editor at "Runner's World" and teaches journalism at Lehigh University.