Born to Run
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 5, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
I, surprisingly, enjoyed this book. I have just recently taken up jogging for exercise and consider a 5K to be a near insurmountable distance. The idea of a marathon, let alone extreme distance ... Read full review
Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenUser Review - Noble Davidson - Goodreads
A journey through various prospectives on what motivates people these days to run, as well as a well supported bold statement that humans are literally natural born endurance runners. And if none of that, a sweet ass adventure story about a hardcore ultra marathon in the middle of nowhere. Read full review