Born to Run

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

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A fascinating insight into the life (and exercise regimes) of the Tarahumara and solid explanations of why we are made to move/run. Read full review

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User Review  - Gloria Russell - Goodreads

I read as I trained for a personal 10k in the hot season in west Africa. Very inspiring and enjoyable. The book description here on goodreads is perfect...can't add to it. 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 12
101
Section 13
117
Section 14
136
Section 15
143
Section 16
150
Section 17
161
Section 18
168
Section 19
199

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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About the author (2009)

Christopher McDougall is the author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. He began his career as an overseas correspondent for the Associated Press, covering wars in Rwanda and Angola. He now lives and writes (and runs, swims, climbs, and bear-crawls) 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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