31 Oct '12, 6pm

Matt Long ’s House Among Those Gone In Queens

Matt Long ’s House Among Those Gone In Queens

By Scott Douglas Matt Long , the New York City firefighter who was nearly killed by a bus but went on to run the New York City Marathon, is homeless after a post-Sandy fire destroyed his home in Queens. According to Business Week , Long's was one of more than 100 in the Breezy Point area of Queens that caught fire Monday night as Hurricane Sandy hit the New York area. Winds of almost 80 miles per hour helped the fire that started in one house spread to others. Fire trucks were unable to fight the flames because a strong storm surge made navigating the area impossible. With Runner's World editor Charlie Butler, Long is the author of The Long Run , which documents his recovery after the bus accident and transformation into a marathoner.

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/10/31/matt-longs-house-...

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