He showed to be strong during two Middle Distance events earlier this year, but just before the Ironman World Championship St. George, things went down, as Sam Long got hit by a car during a training ride. He didn’t end up racing to his full potential in St. George, and although he has a valid excuse, he received criticism. On YouTube, Sam Long recaps his race – he ended up finishing in 15th place – and he comments on one of these critics.
“This is a childish response and ‘bullshit’, sorry, but it really is. In fact, disrespectful for others as well. Didn’t blow up? Funny… but anyway, good learning opportunity I guess (if you do learn rather than make excuses)”, ‘Kiko Lola’ comments on Long’s recap video. Long replied: “Go try it for yourself. See how you feel and how it affects your performance”, Long says about being hit by a car. “It’s a twisted world. I am lucky to not be in the hospital. I am grateful to have finished. Ultimately, am happy with my performance.”
Check out Long’s full recap on St. George in the following video.