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Born to Run


Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. A brilliantly written account of extraordinary endurance, far from home - that also explains how anyone can run better - it's destined to become a classic. (Ranulph Fiennes)

Chris McDougall runs hundreds of miles across the planet's most hostile terrain with a lost tribe, a zonked-out surfer couple and a barefooted maniac, then tells their amazing story with the narrative skill and gusto of a Carl Hiassen novel. It's quite simply the best book you'll ever read about running, as through the gentle, reclusive super-athletes of the Tarahumara Indians, he connects with its true spirit and offers inarguable evidence that everything the modern runner knows is wrong. There's top-class travel writing, cutting-edge science, and an inspiring tale of endurance -- it's brilliant, and brilliantly life-affirming. (Lloyd Bradley, author, The Rough Guide to Running, former Consultant Editor, Runners World and Mens Health)

Initially, I thought "Me? Read a book on running?" Then suddenly - wham! - I was drawn in, galloping along through a multi-faceted landscape that is by turns exhilarating, funny and weirdly absorbing. It's been a breathless read, but sheer endorphinous pleasure. (John Gimlette, author of At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig)

Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running. McDougall's ambitious search leads him deep into the ragged folds of Mexico's Copper Canyon, where he somehow manages the impossible: he plumbs the mystic secrets of the fleet-footed Tarahumara Indians while never losing his deep enchantment for the majesty of their culture. (Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers)

Wonderful. It's funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery. There are lessons that translate to realms beyond running. The book inspires anyone who seeks to live more fully or to run faster. I just loved this book. (Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica)

Hilariously funny, weird, and nonstop fun to read; runners can sink their teeth into this tall tale (Bill Rodgers, former American record holder in the marathon)

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Cordee Code: CTJ127
Author: Chris McDougall
No of Pages: 281
Page Size: 128 x 197 mm
ISBN 10: 1861978774
ISBN 13: 9781861978776
Publisher: Profile Books
Published Date: December 2010
Edition: 2010
Weight: 260g

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