Born to Run

Born to Run

The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen

by Christopher McDougall

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2010

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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.

With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
ISBN:
9781846684227
Category:
Marathon & cross-country running
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Profile Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x18mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Christopher McDougall

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Outside and Men's Journal.

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