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Born to Run
Christopher Mcdougall

Classification : Sports & Leisure
Pub Date : Jul 05, 2013
Imprint : Profile Books
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781861978776
Price : 499

About the book
A fascinating and inspiring true adventure story ... destined to become a classic.'Ranulph FiennesANew York Timesbestseller and word of mouth sensation. At the heart ofBorn to Runlies 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 1-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 5 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 1 miles and for her encore ran a 2:5 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 2 mile mark.

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Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and author of the international bestseller Born to Run. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his hom...(+)
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