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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?

In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. 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. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence.

With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a 50-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech 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 the climactic race in the Copper Canyons.

Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

©2009 Christopher McDougall (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Hugely entertaining.... One of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years." ( Times)
"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)
A terrific ride, recommended for any athlete." ( Kirkus)

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Awesome Book

A must ready for any runner! Great story and enlightening perspective on running and humans in general.

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Captivating and informative. A great story.

This book kind of feels like it has it all. Easy to just listen and listen to all 11 hours. Enjoyed every minute.

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Fascinating

Good non-fiction blend of information and narrative exposition. I'm not a runner, but I enjoyed the story all the same. Very interesting read. Picked it up after it was referenced in Christopher Ryan's "Civilized to Death."

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If your starting to run or already love it it’s a must read

This is a amazing book to fall in love with running if your just starting or have been running for a while this book will change how you feel about it for the better and you’ll look at. How amazing running is in a new light

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  • Kim
  • 2020-05-28

Great listen.

I love books on running, the tips, new ideas, and the drive to hit the road is so motivational, I love it! Highly recommend. Also recommend Rich Roll’s book, Finding Ultra.

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one of the most inspiring books I read.

I loved the book from the beginning and didn't want it to come to an end.
Fred Sanders made it even more enjoyable.
The author's journey is inspiring, the story is captivating. I wanted to put on my running shoes and go for a run with the other tarahumara and the other runners.
it gave me hope that after all those years of trying to run, I will actually be able to run.

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fascinating

I'm not a runner but this makes me want to be. so Much information that could have been quite dry but was presented in a very interesting and engaging way.

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  • G Jenson
  • 2021-05-01

awesome

loved this book... great stories as well as interesting information. Didn't want it to end.

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  • Neil
  • 2020-01-14

Completely changed my thoughts on running!

I recently watched Chris’ TED talk, “Are we born to run?”, and immediately got hooked on his masterful way of storytelling. “Born to Run” was an even better experience and made me completely reconsider the way I think about running. I love the combination of sport science, anthropology, storytelling, good humour and compassion. Narration by Fred Sanders is excellent and keeps you hooked throughout the book.

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  • Samantha Vosloo Harrison
  • 2019-03-12

Inspirational!

This book kept me coming back for me and has changed me as an athlete. I would highly recommend it!

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  • maximilliano molina
  • 2019-03-03

A must read for Runners

This is a must-read book for runners out there

Very interesting history and I'm sure you will get various insights out of this book.

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  • Jonas
  • 2018-10-16

exceptional in every way

positively devoured this book. exceptionally written. amazing story. life changing revelations on what this body of mine can achieve.

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  • Vishisht Badri Vishal
  • 2018-07-08

Must read!! Loved the story!!

The narrator has done a really good job and I loved how it inspires us to run and the entire story is very captivating to listen to! Learnt a lot from this book.

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  • Michael
  • 2018-05-05

loved this book. great story and well told.

absolutely recommend this book - fantastic. it has heart, drama, soul and a beautiful message :)

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  • nikhil vij
  • 2017-11-28

A romantic book for runners

great book. author tries to play role of a scientific researcher as well which - to a scientific mind - looks very half baked. but nonetheless the story is extremely interesting and keeps you hooked till end. if you are even slightly interested in long distance running, you will love this book.

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  • Chetan
  • 2017-06-29

inspiring

loved it... want to run... if not as an ultra runner... atleast upto be a usual marthoner

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  • smita somane
  • 2016-12-03

Superb anthropological run motivational!

excellent narration.Very live at a time philosophical.Real research work on running.Boon to marathoners!
Explained barefoot tradition so well.