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Born to RunA Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen cover
  • ISBN: 9780307279187
  • ISBN10: 0307279189
Born to RunA Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

by Christopher McDougall

  • List Price: $16.00
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish date: 04/06/2010
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Compelling. . . . Entertaining. . . . [McDougall] uses an extended portrait of one of the world's least known cultures, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyons, to put modern American running under an exacting magnifying glass. San Francisco Chronicle Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run. Outside Magazine Hugely entertaining. . . . One of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years.- The Irish Times . An enthralling story. . . . McDougalls background as a magazine writer is readily apparenthis prose is light and airy, informative without being pretentious. Most passages are short and engaging with extra doses of drama and exclamatory phrases thrown in to great effect. McDougall wisely grounds the narrative in his own struggle to engage in the concluding racehe was frustrated with his tendency to get injuredand he offers insightful sidebars on a variety of topics, from the development of the modern running shoe to an evolutionary argument that humans are literally born to run. . . . A terrific ride, recommended for any athlete. Kirkus , starred review "A wildly fascinating story, perfectly told. Born to Run is an instant classic." Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code " Born to Run is hilariously funny, weird, and nonstop fun to read. Runners can sink their teeth into it."Bill Rodgers, Four time winner of the Boston Marathon Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running. McDougall's ambitious search leads him deep into the ragged folds of Mexico's Copper Canyon, where he somehow manages the impossible: He plumbs the mystic secrets of the fleet-footed Tarahumara Indians while never losing his deep enchantment for the majesty of their culture.Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers "Christopher McDougall writes like a world-class ultramarathoner, with so much ease and heart and gusto that I couldn't stop reading this thrilling, fascinating book. As soon as I finished, all I wanted to do was head out for a run."Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaires Vinegar I love Christopher McDougall's Born To Run ! The book is wonderful. It's funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery. There are lessons here that translate to realms beyond running. The book inspires anyone who those seeks to live more fully or to run faster.Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica Galloping along through a multi-faceted landscape that is by turns exhilarating, funny and weirdly absorbing, Born to Run is a breathless read, but sheer endorphinous pleasure.John Gimlette, author of Panther Soup "Quite simply the best book youll ever read about running. . . . Brilliant, and brilliantly life-affirming."Lloyd Bradley, author of The Rough Guide to Running Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. A brilliantly written account of extraordinary endurance, far from homethat also explains how anyone can run betterits destined to become a classic.Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know From the Trade Paperback edition.
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