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
Motivating, educational, inspiring! - Goodreads
Brilliant. It is easy to read. - Goodreads
The right story but told by the wrong writer. - Goodreads
Stunning characters and imagery. - Goodreads

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

User 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 Seen

User 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

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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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