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Born to Run

A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

First Vintage Books Edition
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This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

287 pages

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?

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.
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Ebook in Portuguese
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Born to Run / 天生就会跑
2012 August, 南海出版公司
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
2011 03, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - First Vintage Books Edition
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Nacidos para correr: Una tribu oculta, superatletas y la carrera mas grande que el mundo nunca ha vis
2011 March, Vintage Espanol / Random House
Ebook in Spanish / español - 1st Edition Vintage Espanol
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Nacidos para correr: una tribu oculta, superatletas y la carrera más grande que el mundo nunca ha visto
2011, Vintage Español
in Spanish / español - 1a ed. Vintage Espaänol
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Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
2010 08, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - 31st printing
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Born to Run: Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt
2010, Karl Blessing
Hardcover in German / Deutsch
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Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
2009, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - First Edition
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Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
2009, Profile Books
Hardcover in English
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Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
2009, Alfred A. Knopf
Hardcover in English - First Edition
Cover of: Born to Run
Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
2009, Alfred A. Knopf
in English - 1st ed.
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Born to Run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
2009, Alfred A. Knopf
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Born to Run

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Work Description

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 fifty-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 ultrarunners 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.
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Excerpts

For days, I'd been searching Mexico's Sierra Madre for the phantom known as Caballo Blanco — the White Horse.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

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Classifications

Library of Congress GV1061.23.M6 M33 2009
Dewey 796.4209721

Born to Run

A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

First Vintage Books Edition

This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York, USA.


Edition Description

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?

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.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2009

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796.4209721
Library of Congress
GV1061.23.M6 M33 2009
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2009922861

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
287p.
Number of pages
287

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24087083M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780307279187
ISBN 10
0307279189
ISBN 13
9780307279187
LC Control Number
2009922861
OCLC/WorldCat
437298769
Amazon.com
0307279189
Google
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Canadian National Library Archive
39834651
LearnAwesome.org
575d8cd1-9cf4-40ae-aabd-b24cdfe91097
Goodreads
44639257

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