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Cover of: Born to Run | Christopher McDougall
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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 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.


For days, I'd been searching Mexico's Sierra Madre for the phantom known as Caballo Blanco — the White Horse.
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Library of Congress GV1061.23.M6 M33 2009
Dewey 796.4209721

15 editions First published in 2009

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Cover of: Nascido para correr
Nascido para correr
2016, GloboLivros
Ebook in Portuguese
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Cover of: Nacidos para correr
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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 - 1st Edition Vintage Espanol
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Born to Run / 天生就会跑
2012 August, 南海出版公司
Hardcover, Ebook in Chinese
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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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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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