A Strong Will

After a tragic accident in 2005, Matt Long could not even walk. See how this athlete went from having to use a wheelchair to crossing the finish line of the NYC Marathon.

The Search for Motivation

What gives people the initial idea to run 26.2 miles? After being run over by a bus, Matt Long no longer worried about hitting a new PR or running at Boston, he just wanted to be able to finish a marathon again. For Long, it wasn't about the time; it was about not letting his circumstances dictate what he could or couldn’t accomplish. Long went from having to learn to walk again to running at a 22 minute mile pace for a full 26.2 miles.

Running a marathon begins with finding a motivation. For Long, it was a battle against his circumstances. What gives you the desire to run? Use this site as a resource to help you find motivation, keep healthy and prepare for the big day. Good Luck!

Additional Resources

For more on Matt’s Story and for other motivational material visit Runner's World