Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 29, 2011)
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.
Born to Run is such a fun read. Christopher is such a great story teller that you can actually picture yourself in the mountains of Mexico with him. You will be able to smell the food that is being cooked for him from the Tarahuamara indians. I sat down and read this book in one night which is highly unusual for me. The first time through the book you, as did I, will more than likely get enthralled in the story and not get into what Christopher is actually getting at. The second time I read the book I looked into his theories and statements about the way man was born to run. He actually does quite a bit of research on the subject and provides some very good points. If you are all interested in running this is a must read book. The story in the book is wonderful and the insights that you will get will make you a better runner. Born to Run receives a recommendation of MUST READ.
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