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

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Vintage Books, 2011 - Social Science - 287 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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Captivating blend of storytelling and research. - Goodreads
McDougall is a terrible writer. - Goodreads
Character development is rich and imagery is colorful! - Goodreads
This book was entertaining, inspiring, and educational. - Goodreads
What bugged me about this book: No pictures! - Goodreads
Smart, funny, interesting and a real page turner. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Joaquin Contreras - Goodreads

Born to Run was an exhilarating reading experience. As a runner, it really made me want embrace the sport that is so grueling and tough that I am surprised and extremely content that I have grown so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon Carberry - Goodreads

If there has been one thing that has made me wish I liked to run, it's this book. It's very inspiring & McDougall does a great job of intertwining the story of his running experience, the history of the Running People, & the history of running itself. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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