Sam Long first found his way into triathlon purely by chance, and with no small sacrifice.
“I tore my MCL skiing in my senior year of high school and decided to do an IM as my rehab. The rest is history,” he says. Sam notched IRONMAN 70.3 victories at Chattanooga and Victoria in 2019 as well. Sam was born as one of three premature triplets, but the doctors who said they might always lag behind their peers couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only is Sam now an elite athlete, but he is also 6ft 4ins tall and nicknamed the ‘Big Unit’.