Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run

By Christopher McDougall

  • Release Date: 2009-05-05
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Fun!

    5
    By Douglasfur
    Great book! Really enjoyed it, makes you want to just go run!
  • Quel livre inspirant!

    5
    By M. TB
    Aussi divertissant qu'instructif. Une lecture passionnante qui nous conduit à la découverte d'un grand homme et d'un grand peuple.
  • Born to run

    4
    By Nufers
    Great !
  • LOVE!

    5
    By Jennimae12
    This book was great! Perfect mix of science and story telling. Anyone who can appreciate physical exercise will enjoy this book, and if you don't run already, it will make you want to start!
  • Great read!

    5
    By Mitchele1
    I read this on a recommendation from a friend that read it a few years ago and I loved it! Check out the author in his Ted Talks video as well! I really had no interest in the minimal shoe craze either and read this for a good story. Since finishing I have been reading up on barefoot running and forefoot strike stride, so interesting. I have also since heard about "Eat to Run" by Scot Jurek, who is a part of the story in this book.
  • Born To Run

    5
    By Colleen w
    Amazing. Everyone, runner or not should read this. I would write more but I'm late for a run.
  • Best Book in a long time!

    5
    By HappyHiker77
    Loved this book from beginning to end. The tale is a return to simplicity and how we sometimes over think the simplest things and make the possible seem impossible. With the passing of Caballo Blanco it is even more pertinant of a reminder of how we need to enjoy the moment and the simpler things in life. If you are an athlete in any sport and want a great story you need to read this book!

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