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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and his adventures to find and understand the lost tribe of the Tarahumara. Being an experienced journalist, McDougall uses his resourcefulness to discover the secrets of these long distance runners and the history of mankind and running in general. McDougall runs across the most interesting characters known to man including white horse, a mysterious gringo living and interacting with the Tarahumara, and Mexican cartels encroaching on the tribe’s land. 

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Great read
Just on the sample alone!

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

User Review  - John Armour - Goodreads

Damn good writer. Entertaining and inspiring. But don't come at it with the expectation that it will have unassailable citations, science, or logic. Read full review

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

User Review  - Barbara M. - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book very much and found it very interesting to read about the quirky people McDougall encountered doing his ultra running. There is some language in it and lots of reference to living a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kelly Marsh - Goodreads

Felt like it was all over the place without a clear point, but it all tied together in the end. Read full review

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

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

loved this book! made me want to go out & run--not ultras--but for a nice, reasonable run :) well written, story was told well. i now want to go get vibrams or minimilast shoes!! Read full review

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

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

I want to shout from the rooftops about how much I LOOOVED this book!! It was so much more than I expected. A fantastic story about an odd ball guy putting together an impossible race imbedded with ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Krittika - Goodreads

Fantastic book, very well written! But it would be a whole lot more believable with sources and references. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeff Kristoffer - Goodreads

OH MY! This definitely inspired me and changed the way I think about running. Now I want to join an ultra-running event. 100miles, HERE I COME! It's just sad that Caballo Blanco isn't with us anymore... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rich Stuart - Goodreads

Great story...been to the Copper Canyon (1990), pre-tourism...amazing place. Hope it's not spoiled. Read full review

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