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Born to Run

Paperback edition released 15/04/2010

by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run Synopsis

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.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781861978776
Publication date: 15th April 2010
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Extreme sports

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781861978776
Publication date: 15/04/2010
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781415963999
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Format: Ebook

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About Christopher McDougall

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 home in rural Pennsylvania.

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