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  • One of my favorite running books. Very inspiring and informational. Even if you don’t like running, the book has some interesting theories.

    From Ken Barnes
    February 15, 2010

  • Actually Ken i have to say Thanks to you for the book. It was Amber’s copy that I read!

    From Adam Martin
    February 15, 2010

Book Review – “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall

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5 of 5 stars

 

“Born to Run” is the best non-fiction narrative that I have read since John Krakauer’s “Into thin Air”. The author, Christopher McDougall, has done an incredible job of taking an enormous field of evolving fitness research and puts it into a wonderful story telling experience. Here’s a little overview… Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence.

 

 

 

Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

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