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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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Just on the sample alone!

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

User Review  - Hjalti Rognvaldsson - Goodreads

I'm not qualified to pass judgement on the evolutionary theories or the history of the Tarehumara tribe. I give this book 5 STARS because of the captivating story. The tale of the greatest race the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sonata - Goodreads

Reading this book was an amazing journey ! I absolutely loved all the stories, the research, the people ! I ended up looking most of them up and watching quite a few documentaries about them and this ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Born to Run is the conversion story of the author to a particular sect of distance running: The Church of Minimalist Footwear Ultra-Distance Runners. He describes the paradisiacal state in which early ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Krishna Kumaar - Goodreads

It took me a long time to finish this book. This definitely motivated me to challenge myself with barefoot running. Barefoot Ted here I come ! Read full review

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

User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

I really liked this. I didn't know anything about ultra runners and had never heard of the Tarahumara Indians. Christopher McDougall wrote a very fascinating story about some very quirky runners. I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Fox - Goodreads

I don't run. I barely walk. Shit, I just spent 7 hours lying down near comotosed, reading this book about people who run literally hundreds of miles. I felt guilty about my own lack of mobility and my ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jose - Goodreads

For non runners a fantastic story about mystic tribes and towns in the deepest canyons of Mexico, for regular standard everyday runners a great story to learn and have a taste of how would it be doing ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Isaiah Minner - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book! Although at first it was hard to follow, I soon got used to the unique flow and was so glad to read it. McDougall writes in a way that is intriguing, inspiring, and ... Read full review

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