Born to Run - Christopher McDougallIts impact on the running world has been considerable. The Book. The Legend of Caballo Blanco. Raramuri people of Mexico and for 10 years organized a race to help support them. Sadly, the year-old reluctant celebrity died during a trail run in New Mexico in the spring of after leaving his winter home in the Copper Canyon region of Mexico for his summer home in the foothills of Boulder, Colo. But his free-spirited legacy, his race and the worldwide attention on the Tarahumara endure.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
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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? 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.
Look Inside. May 05, Minutes Buy. Mar 29, ISBN May 05, ISBN May 05, Minutes. The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
I don't want to summarize the book too much because it will take away from McDougall's brilliance, but I'll summarize it enough so that you'll know if you are the type of person who would appreciate this. It's a book about the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon in Mexico, who are called the world's greatest distance runners. The narrative gets into how they got this way, why you've likely never heard of them and what the author went through to get close to these people who don't respond to our Western culture. As you read, you'll ask yourself a million times, "Is this really happening? That's because the author manages to befriend an American man who essentially becomes an honorary Tarahumara member. The climax of the book leads to a race between the Tarahumara runners, one of the world's greatest ultramarathoners and a group of obsessed runners, including the author, who put themselves through torture to be able to say that they participated in a race that might never happen again.