Sam Long
Country
World Rank
5
Height
1.93m
Age
25
DOB
12/23/95
Bike: Argon 18
73%Swim99%Bike91%Run95%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
5
2021 IM 70.3 St. George
102.23
2021 IM 70.3 Texas
93.29
Average
97.76
Ranking History
#1#159#317#475#6332016201720182019202020212016Overall135.129 pts#216Swim42.011 pts#630Bike143.515 pts#109Run84.6231 pts#2852017Overall154.848 pts#208Swim53.8379 pts#605Bike156.282 pts#94Run110.002 pts#2212018Overall210.576 pts#103Swim70.9889 pts#516Bike164.537 pts#67Run118.58 pts#1972019Overall246.568 pts#54Swim86.1938 pts#409Bike185.748 pts#28Run136.979 pts#1302020Overall264.737 pts#24Swim103.582 pts#268Bike192.043 pts#16Run167.602 pts#292021Overall97.7617 pts#5Swim49.0436 pts#307Bike101.311 pts#6Run84.9089 pts#31
Results
36 Races5
1
3
2
2
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 May
13
IM Tulsa
52:20
4:16:20
2:56:25
8:08:28
76.2056
07:51:3876.21
1 May
2
IM 70.3 St. George
25:23
2:02:38
1:11:03
3:43:01
102.234
03:43:46102.23
11 Apr
3
IM 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
IM Florida
55:31
4:07:20
2:45:40
7:55:33
91.3853
07:49:2991.39
27 Sep
1
IM 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
IM Chattanooga
47:42
4:23:51
3:06:53
8:22:21
77.9263
08:06:1577.93
8 Sep
35
IM 70.3 World Championship
28:05
2:26:16
1:20:32
4:18:36
38.5236
03:56:4638.52
3 Aug
8
IM 70.3 Boulder
28:58
2:00:36
1:23:42
3:56:01
60.4528
03:42:4860.45
28 Jul
DNF
IM Lake Placid
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:23:28-
9 Jun
5
IM Boulder
54:09
4:08:44
3:12:53
8:19:54
69.3102
07:57:5469.31
2 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Victoria
25:46
2:11:33
1:15:48
3:55:48
71.5016
03:46:0871.50
19 May
1
IM 70.3 Chattanooga
25:26
2:04:06
1:15:22
3:48:52
79.4826
03:42:0279.48
4 May
5
IM 70.3 St. George
27:05
2:04:58
1:16:49
3:52:17
74.6264
03:43:4674.63
6 Apr
DNF
IM 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
IM Louisville
12:57
4:23:35
2:55:34
7:39:21
89.1593
07:32:0089.16
19 Aug
5
IM Mont Tremblant
58:20
4:35:05
3:05:27
8:42:50
51.1672
08:07:0951.17
29 Jul
4
IM Canada
57:49
4:44:05
3:02:57
8:48:05
65.4539
08:22:0465.45
10 Jun
5
IM Boulder
55:11
4:09:49
3:20:54
8:29:56
55.3634
07:57:5655.36
5 May
9
IM 70.3 St. George
27:10
2:11:00
1:17:27
3:58:19
55.9631
03:43:3355.96
7 Apr
11
IM 70.3 California
25:38
2:15:14
1:19:10
4:04:16
47.3361
03:46:2347.34
3 Mar
9
IM 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
IM Cozumel
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:43:38-
10 Sep
8
IM Wisconsin
56:03
4:48:58
3:04:20
8:54:57
31.1127
08:04:5131.11
5 Aug
11
IM 70.3 Boulder
29:04
1:57:46
1:23:34
3:53:01
54.4042
03:38:0654.40
11 Jun
7
IM Boulder
1:01:39
4:32:50
3:17:52
8:57:16
34.1968
08:09:0034.20
13 May
10
IM 70.3 Santa Rosa
27:48
2:12:06
1:16:36
4:01:32
42.9171
03:42:2942.92
1 Apr
14
IM 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
IM Arizona
55:37
4:23:49
3:06:36
8:29:07
35.781
07:44:2335.78
30 Oct
7
IM 70.3 Austin
--:--
2:07:38
1:19:04
3:28:01
0
--
11 Sep
14
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz
27:19
2:13:24
1:23:48
4:08:53
25.6116
03:43:5425.61
24 Jul
2
IM 70.3 Calgary
25:38
2:05:32
1:17:12
3:50:41
57.5264
03:36:5257.53
26 Jun
18
IM 70.3 Coeur d'Alene
28:20
2:27:56
1:24:32
4:24:59
0
03:46:19-
11 Jun
17
IM 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
2021
97
5
2020
264
24
2019
246
54
2018
210
103
2017
154
208
2016
135
216
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
49
307
2020
103
268
2019
86
409
2018
70
516
2017
53
605
2016
42
630
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
101
6
2020
192
16
2019
185
28
2018
164
67
2017
156
94
2016
143
109
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
84
31
2020
167
29
2019
136
130
2018
118
197
2017
110
221
2016
84
285
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