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 - David - Goodreads
While I am not a runner, I found this book to be quite engaging. I can recommend it to anyone interested in running, indigenous peoples, or wacky characters! This book is about long-distance races ... Read full review
Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenUser Review - Laura Avellaneda-Cruz - Goodreads
Written in 2015: I read and wrote the review below in 2012. Since then, I've given it some more thought and had a few years now of running in huaraches (when trail conditions permit). My personal ... Read full review