American Sam Long reported yesterday that he had been hit by a car while training for the upcoming Ironman World Championship race in St. George, Utah on May 7. Today he confirmed that despite the crash, he will be on the start line next week after the accident.
“After my 🚗 🚴 incident yesterday I am happy to report I will definitely still be at St. G in top form,” he wrote on Instagram today. “It’s a reminder that there is no perfect training plan and that things happen. My team and I have modified the plan to make sure the body will be ready.”
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Yesterday Long reported that he was “basically blindsided” by a car and ended up rolling over the top of the vehicle. He was able to ride most of the way home before getting a ride with videographer Talbot Cox, who had been out filming with the Challenge Miami champion.
Long won Ironman Coeur d’Alene last year and was the runner-up at last year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George. He showed that he was rounding into excellent form this year with a pair of wins at Clash Miami and then at Challenge Puerto Varas in Chile in March.