Sam Long a kona podium contender?!? Like the real podium or fake podium?? Dude hasnâ€™t even raced kona once (as a pro), let alone raced against the worldâ€™s top athletes. His swim needs major work if he wants to contend in Kona. You have to be in the front pack out of the swim if you want to win. He may be able to get to that point in a couple years, but to call him a podium contender right now, is disrespectful to Frodo, TO, Sebi, etc and also naive.