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 - abergsman - LibraryThing
This is a great, inspirational read for those looking to improve or transition into long-distance trail running. It is not an anthropological book about the Tarahumara people, so if that is what you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jewel.Barnett - LibraryThing
As a runner and being obsessed with ultra running, I read and reread this book. I really enjoyed how they included the different personalities. Read full review