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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307266309
Author(s): Christopher McDougall
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Dimensions: 168 x 241 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 304

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Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, '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. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wi
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