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The Long Run

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

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On Sale: October 12, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-307-87749-9
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On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work 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 death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. In addition to his physical injuries, Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process. In the 18 months before the accident, he had competed in more than 20 premier athletic events and had qualified for running’s most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. After the accident, one doctor told him he’d be lucky if he could even walk without a cane.

The Long Run
is the emotional and incredibly honest story of Matt’s determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. It 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.

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About Matthew Del Negro

Matthew Del Negro - The Long Run
Matthew Del Negro, a longtime friend of Matt Long, has built an extensive array of credits from the screen to the stage. He has had recurring roles on The Sopranos, The West Wing, and more recently, United States of Tara, and Parenthood. In addition to many independent films, Del Negro has appeared in numerous stage productions off-Broadway and throughout the country.

  • The Long Run by Matthew Long with Charles Butler
  • October 12, 2010
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Random House Audio
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  • 9780307877499

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