Born to Run (Google eBook)
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 - Sa Raaah - Goodreads
Every time I picked up this book to read it, it made me want to go running.... It is a great book, not just about the tarahumara and ultramarathons, but with lots of very interesting research and ideas on how running has evolved in humans. Read full review
Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenUser Review - Kathryn Wardell - Goodreads
You don't have to be a runner to enjoy this book. It helps if you appreciate the amazing physical attributes of the human body and what it is capable of. I really enjoyed reading this and recommend it ... Read full review