Jessica
Long

Unsinkable Spirit

Explore Jessica’s story below.

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Sport

Para Swimming

Born

February 29, 1992

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Paralympic Games

2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

Vehicle

4Runner

Jessica’s Paralympic Journey

Long grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, but is originally from Siberia. When she was only 13 months old, she was adopted from a Russian orphanage. Born with fibular hemimelia, Jessica had to have her legs amputated below the knees so she could be fitted for prosthetic legs and learn how to walk. She began swimming in her grandparents' pool before joining her first competitive team in 2002. By age 12, she was a member of the Paralympic Team and represented Team USA in Athens.

I certainly could never have planned—or even imagined—the way in which my life has unfolded so far, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Road to Tokyo
Jessica is heading to Tokyo as the second-most decorated U.S. Paralympic athlete of all time. But after the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, there was a point when she really thought about retiring. Rio wasn’t the performance she wanted. She was forced to take a step back and remember why she started swimming and fall in love with the sport again. Determined to return to the world stage stronger and faster than ever before, Jessica is focusing more on her mental awareness and maintaining a balance with life and sport. In overcoming this setback, she’s learned to accept the good and bad because together they’ve made her the athlete she is today.

JESSICA’S 4RUNNER

Purposeful features.

Gear up with 4Runner’s 40/20/40 fold-flat second-row seats, power rear window and available sliding rear cargo deck.

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Legendary capability.

With a 30-year heritage of overcoming obstacles, 4Runner is ready to take you on your next adventure.

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4Runner Stats

TOWING CAPACITY (LB.)

5000

HORSEPOWER

270

CARGO VOL. (CU. FT.)

88.8

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With its powerful V6 engine, proven body-on-frame platform, and advanced terrain-conquering technologies, the 2020 4Runner is ready to take your adventures to the next level.

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