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Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen

Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christopher McDougall; Christopher McDougall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher McDougall
ISBN: 9780307279187 0307279189
OCLC Number: 437298769
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Description: 287 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christopher McDougall.

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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.

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 his 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.

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