The Long Run - One Man's Attempt to Regain His Athletic Career-and His Life-by Running the New York City Marathon-logo

The Long Run - One Man's Attempt to Regain His Athletic Career-and His Life-by Running the New York City Marathon

Matthew Long

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Butler, Matthew Del Negro

Length:

8h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:13


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:36