Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tkcs - www.librarything.com
This got such great reviews on audible.com that I decided to give it a try. I've listened to a couple of hours and am intrigued by the story (even tho I have never and will never be a runner :). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - patl - www.librarything.com
This is one of the best nonfiction books I've read this year. Starting with the basics: McDougall's book begins as an exploration into running injuries, but is really about three interweaving themes ... Read full review