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Sam Long
United States
World Rank
10
Height
1.93m
Age
27
DOB
12/23/95
Bike: Argon 18
81%Swim100%Bike92%Run94%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Sam Long

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.

The young man from Boulder, Colorado has since started to build himself a strong professional career as a triathlete although it is still early days. When asked about his legacy, he says “ask me in 10 years”.

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’.

Long is one of an exciting new generation of triathletes really making waves. He is undaunted by ruffling feathers and believes you should put the work in “until your idols become your rivals”.

Sam notched IRONMAN 70.3 victories at Chattanooga and Victoria in 2019 as well as taking the top step on the podium over the full distance at Chattanooga (not surprisingly his favourite race).

While triathlon often gives competitors immense physical pain, it is nothing compared to the mental according to Sam. He tells us: “When I've quit on myself and DNF'd. That pain hurt for months”.

Sam rates Crested Butte as his favourite training location, still loves skiing and surfing and claims the one thing he can’t live without is eggs. His biggest quirks he says are “weird sleep habits”.

Long is driven by the desire to be the absolute best he can, and most scared by the thought of wasting precious time.

The bike is his absolute favourite discipline, while he says the best racing advice there is simple.

"First with the head and then with the heart" from Peekay in the Power Of One.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
10
2022 PTO US Open
PTO Tour +5%
109.80
2022 Collins Cup
102.07
2022 Clash Miami
98.33
Sum / 3
103.40
Ranking History
#1#159#317#475#63320162017201820192020202120222016Overall135.13 pts#216Swim42.01 pts#630Bike143.51 pts#109Run84.62 pts#2852017Overall51.62 pts#208Swim26.92 pts#605Bike78.14 pts#94Run55.00 pts#2212018Overall70.19 pts#103Swim35.49 pts#516Bike82.27 pts#67Run59.29 pts#1972019Overall82.19 pts#54Swim43.10 pts#409Bike92.87 pts#28Run68.49 pts#1302020Overall264.74 pts#24Swim103.58 pts#268Bike192.04 pts#16Run167.60 pts#292021Overall99.41 pts#4Swim55.46 pts#247Bike101.31 pts#2Run94.61 pts#122022Overall103.40 pts#10Swim73.08 pts#225Bike106.95 pts#1Run95.74 pts#23
Results
53 Races11
1
5
2
3
3
2022
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Dec
1
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells
25:04
2:01:29
1:13:23
3:43:33
86.1492
03:39:0086.15
20 Nov
10
Ironman Arizona
51:48
4:13:01
3:14:26
8:23:30
49.6345
07:48:0849.63
29 Oct
19
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
25:05
2:09:04
1:16:14
3:52:14
67.8528
03:41:3367.85
18 Sep
3
PTO US Open
29:20
1:45:54
1:01:18
3:18:08
104.567
03:19:30104.57
20 Aug
4
Collins Cup
27:03
1:41:12
1:01:30
3:12:26
102.072
03:13:02102.07
7 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia
25:14
1:58:08
1:09:31
3:37:55
93.7728
03:35:5493.77
28 Jul
DNF
Alpe D'Huez L
28:58
4:05:33
--:--
--:--
05:38:33-
3 Jul
6
Challenge Roth
55:28
4:11:23
2:57:38
8:07:07
73.0647
07:48:1273.06
25 Jun
2
Challenge Walchsee
25:11
1:57:14
1:12:45
3:38:07
87.9156
03:34:1487.92
7 May
15
Ironman St. George World Championships
52:04
4:18:17
3:03:46
8:16:33
77.0618
08:00:0277.06
20 Mar
1
Challenge Puerto Varas
29:55
2:04:22
1:12:24
3:48:48
93.3789
03:46:3393.38
11 Mar
1
Clash Miami
22:40
1:19:17
56:58
2:39:54
98.3281
02:39:3098.33
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Sep
DNF
Ironman Chattanooga
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:46:22-
18 Sep
2
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
25:53
2:00:48
1:12:10
3:41:08
98.2872
03:40:3498.29
28 Aug
7
Collins Cup
30:09
1:44:41
1:00:10
3:18:18
95.3735
03:16:5695.37
7 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
28:34
1:54:49
1:12:00
3:37:34
97.6939
03:36:4997.69
27 Jun
1
Ironman Coeur d'Alene
54:13
4:18:56
2:51:12
8:07:39
92.8145
08:02:2792.81
23 May
13
Ironman Tulsa
52:20
4:16:20
2:56:25
8:08:28
76.2056
07:51:3876.21
1 May
2
Ironman 70.3 St. George
25:23
2:02:38
1:11:03
3:43:01
102.234
03:43:46102.23
11 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Texas
28:25
1:59:57
1:11:31
3:42:26
93.2894
03:40:1393.29
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
9
Challenge Daytona
25:53
1:38:23
1:01:04
3:07:27
91.5969
03:05:0791.60
7 Nov
3
Ironman Florida
55:31
4:07:20
2:45:40
7:55:33
91.3853
07:49:2991.39
27 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel
23:57
1:58:24
1:17:47
3:42:44
81.7548
03:36:4881.75
19 Sep
1
Bear Lake Brawl
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:40:25
65.6516
03:29:3765.65
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
29 Sep
1
Ironman Chattanooga
47:42
4:23:51
3:06:53
8:22:21
77.9263
08:06:1577.93
8 Sep
35
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
28:05
2:26:16
1:20:32
4:18:36
38.5236
03:56:4638.52
3 Aug
8
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
28:58
2:00:36
1:23:42
3:56:01
60.4528
03:42:4860.45
28 Jul
DNF
Ironman Lake Placid
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:23:28-
9 Jun
5
Ironman Boulder
54:09
4:08:44
3:12:53
8:19:54
69.3102
07:57:5469.31
2 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Victoria
25:46
2:11:33
1:15:48
3:55:48
71.5016
03:46:0871.50
19 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
25:26
2:04:06
1:15:22
3:48:52
79.4826
03:42:0279.48
4 May
5
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:05
2:04:58
1:16:49
3:52:17
74.6264
03:43:4674.63
6 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 California
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:44:30-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
21
XTerra World Championships
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:30:51
0
--
14 Oct
2
Ironman Louisville
12:57
4:23:35
2:55:34
7:39:21
89.1593
07:32:0089.16
19 Aug
5
Ironman Mont Tremblant
58:20
4:35:05
3:05:27
8:42:50
51.1672
08:07:0951.17
29 Jul
4
Ironman Canada
57:49
4:44:05
3:02:57
8:48:05
65.4539
08:22:0465.45
10 Jun
5
Ironman Boulder
55:11
4:09:49
3:20:54
8:29:56
55.3634
07:57:5655.36
5 May
9
Ironman 70.3 St. George
27:10
2:11:00
1:17:27
3:58:19
55.9631
03:43:3355.96
7 Apr
11
Ironman 70.3 California
25:38
2:15:14
1:19:10
4:04:16
47.3361
03:46:2347.34
3 Mar
9
Ironman New Zealand
53:53
4:40:48
3:01:29
8:40:42
37.8033
07:56:1637.80
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
DNF
Ironman Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:43:38-
10 Sep
8
Ironman Wisconsin
56:03
4:48:58
3:04:20
8:54:57
31.1127
08:04:5131.11
5 Aug
11
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
29:04
1:57:46
1:23:34
3:53:01
54.4042
03:38:0654.40
11 Jun
7
Ironman Boulder
1:01:39
4:32:50
3:17:52
8:57:16
34.1968
08:09:0034.20
13 May
10
Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa
27:48
2:12:06
1:16:36
4:01:32
42.9171
03:42:2942.92
1 Apr
14
Ironman 70.3 California
27:13
2:16:24
1:18:57
4:07:47
39.4962
03:47:1039.50
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
20 Nov
15
Ironman Arizona
55:37
4:23:49
3:06:36
8:29:07
35.781
07:44:2335.78
30 Oct
7
Ironman 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:07:38
1:19:04
3:28:01
0
--
11 Sep
14
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
27:19
2:13:24
1:23:48
4:08:53
25.6116
03:43:5425.61
24 Jul
2
Ironman 70.3 Calgary
25:38
2:05:32
1:17:12
3:50:41
57.5264
03:36:5257.53
26 Jun
18
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
28:20
2:27:56
1:24:32
4:24:59
0
03:46:19-
11 Jun
17
Ironman 70.3 Boulder
31:00
1:57:48
1:25:38
3:57:58
41.8215
03:38:5241.82
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2022
103
10
2021
99
4
2020
264
24
2019
82
54
2018
70
103
2017
51
208
2016
135
216
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2022
73
225
2021
55
247
2020
103
268
2019
43
409
2018
35
516
2017
26
605
2016
42
630
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2022
106
1
2021
101
2
2020
192
16
2019
92
28
2018
82
67
2017
78
94
2016
143
109
Run
Year
Points
Position
2022
95
23
2021
94
12
2020
167
29
2019
68
130
2018
59
197
2017
55
221
2016
84
285
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