Born to Run (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 5, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
 
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.


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Very entertaining book, and great writing. - Goodreads
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The July 2012 selection for my book club. - Goodreads

Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Awesome read. Whether you bought into the barefoot running fad or not, it's a great story, and a few tips that are worth considering. Read full review

Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

User Review  - Vince Brown - Goodreads

A very informative read. This book was the one of the many influences that began the barefoot running movement and the reexamining of the human foot. The book is written in a narrative form, which ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
18
Section 3
25
Section 4
30
Section 5
39
Section 6
47
Section 7
52
Section 8
62
Section 14
117
Section 15
132
Section 16
136
Section 17
143
Section 18
150
Section 19
161
Section 20
168
Section 21
184

Section 9
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Section 10
72
Section 11
85
Section 12
94
Section 13
101
Section 22
199
Section 23
214
Section 24
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About the author (2009)

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men’s Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, and New York. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.

Christopher McDougall is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or visit www.rhspeakers.com.

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