At the heart of Born to Run lies 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 100-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 50 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 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2018
- 129 x 198mm
Born to Run
A book which will make you change the way you feel about running. Do you like to run Do you hate to run Have you ever had a running related injury If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you need to read this book. Inspiring and thought provoking the book takes you on a journey to the Copper Canyons of Mexico which resides an ancient tribe of bare-footed ultra-runners who miraculously seem to be free of the health ailments of the modern world. A companion to Chris McDougall's inspring TEDx talk, this book is for anyone who has ever wondered Why does my foot hurt. - Reviewed by 08vs