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Great Travel Reads – Born To Run

April 25th, 2012

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Born To Run is the epic story of Christopher McDougall‘s quest to answer a simple question: Why does my foot hurt?

In this book, McDougall recounts his adventures as he sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest long distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows that everything we thought we knew about running was wrong. The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico‘s deadly Copper Canyons have practised techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest, for centuries. With the help of a mysterious loner, McDougall was able to uncover the secrets of the tribe, but also discover his inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime – a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country.

From the high-tech science labs of Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks crossing North America, Born to Run will inspire you, mind and body, to discover that your own secret to happiness is right at your feet.

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