Born to Run : A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Hardcover) - McDougall, Christopher

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Part adventure story, part extreme sports, "Born to Run" is a riveting story about one journalist''s quest to discover the secrets of the world''s greatest distance runners--a reclusive Indian tribe living deep in the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307266309
SKU 209311494
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307266303
Release Date 5/5/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1T
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"[McDougall's] prose is light and airy, informative without being pretentious....[H]e offers insightful sidebars on a variety of topics....[in this] terrific ride, recommended for any athlete." (starred review)
"[BORN TO RUN has] a fascinating subject, and the pages of [the book] are packed with examples of McDougall's fascination....[It] is an examination of sport, an allegory of cross-cultural understanding and a catalogue of philosophies of living....[and] a thrilling read, even for someone who couldn't care less about proper stride and split times and energy gels."
"BORN TO RUN is like those dreams many of us have, which start simply and end in the land of the bizarre....McDougall recounts his quest to understand these near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline-pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice. Pulling you with him through sun-crisped canyons, plopping you into the path of sweat-less super athletes, and crushing your faith in Nike, he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run."
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Annotation Christopher McDougall, a journalist and running enthusiast, sets out in search of a legendary tribe of tireless runners who live within the massive Copper Canyon of Mexico. The Tarahumara Indians reportedly can run for hundreds of miles without wearing down, and switch instantly to sprint mode to chase down a deer if necessary. McDougall struggles through miles of wilderness to find the reclusive Tarahumara, and is surprised to find a mysterious outsider named Caballo Blanco, or "white horse," living among them. As McDougall trains with the Indians and learns their ancient secrets of health and endurance, he achieves a sense of enlightenment which will completely alter his perspective on running and every other form of motion. To celebrate his newfound spirituality and stamina, he organizes a grueling 50-mile race between members of the Tarahumara tribe and an eclectic mix of distance champions from the United States.
Editors Note Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.
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Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group

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