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Born to Run - by Christopher McDougall (Hardcover)

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  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The astonishing and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.
  • About the Author: CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL is the author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.
  • 304 Pages
  • Sports + Recreation, Running & Jogging

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The astonishing 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?

"Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history.... The climactic race reads like a sprint.... It simply makes you want to run." --Outside Magazine

Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America's best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall's incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Look for Born to Run 2, out now!



Review Quotes




"A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." --The Denver Post

"McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." --Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle

"Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." --The Washington Post

"It's a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story . . . a really phenomenal book." --Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

"One of the most entertaining running books ever." --Amby Burfoot, Runnersworld.com

"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

"McDougall recounts his quest to understand near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice...he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run." --NPR

"Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. It's destined to become a classic."-Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know

"Equal parts hilarity, explanation and earnestness--whisks the reader along on a compelling dash to the end, and along the way captures the sheer joy that a brisk run brings." --Science News

"Born to Run is funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery." --Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica

"A page-turner, taking the reader on an epic journey in search of the world's greatest distance runners in an effort to uncover the secrets of their endurance." --The Durango Herald

"Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running."--Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers



About the Author



CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL is the author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. He began his career as an overseas correspondent for the Associated Press, covering wars in Rwanda and Angola. He now lives and writes (and runs, swims, climbs, and bear-crawls) among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.48 Inches (H) x 6.62 Inches (W) x 1.12 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.36 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Running & Jogging
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover
Author: Christopher McDougall
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2009
TCIN: 11832229
UPC: 9780307266309
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6875
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.12 inches length x 6.62 inches width x 9.48 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.36 pounds
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