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Quite simply the best book you'll ever read about running - it's brilliant, and brilliantly life-affirming. (Lloyd Bradley, author of The Rough Guide to Running)
A classic ... in ultrarunners McDougall uncovers a tribe worthy of the pioneering drifters that fired the American spirit, and in McDougall ultrarunners have found their own Kerouac or Krakauer. (Tim Butcher, author of Blood River)
Reaches the state of bliss that runners very occasionally experience in the midst of an endless run. (Simon Kuper FT)
Fascinating stuff, particularly for anyone who's ever been frustrated by the apparently shoddy mechanics of their own running body. (Victoria Moore Daily Mail 2010-04-30)
A sensation ... a rollicking tale well told (Rick Broadbent The Times 2010-04-23)
Part how-to manual, part scientific treatise but throughout a ripping yarn, this book will inspire everyone who reads it to think on their feet. (Simon Redfern Independent on Sunday 2010-04-25)
If you're a runner, you probably won't reach the end of the first chapter without bolting for the door to get some miles behind you. (Leeds Guide 2010-04-28)
[A] major voice of a new movement. (Bernard Goldberg HBO 2010-05-20)
Good books about running are rare - Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a meditative jog compared to this blistering endurance tester - but this ranks among the strongest. (Julian Fleming Sunday Business Post 2010-05-18)
Utterly unputdownable ... a fascinating peek into the lives of the publicity-shy Tarahumara and the collection of misfits who populate the world of ultra-running ... the final race in Mexico's Copper Canyon will have you turning pages faster than Usain Bolt can run for a bus. (Natasha Young Wanderlust 2010-06-01)
If you're a runner, you'll love it. It's about how far we can go spiritually and physically. (Kate Hudson, Actress Elle 2010-10-01)
Inspiring stuff (Amy Lawrenson Elle 2011-08-01)
I read Born to Run last year and it affected me profoundly. I thought, "F*** it. I'm gonna run a marathon." (Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers) Runner's World 2011-10-01)
Loved this book ... completely wonderful. It will inspire you whether you're already a runner or not. (Lauren Laverne Twitter 2014-01-06)
"Hugely entertaining...one of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
If you are starting out running or have been a fan of running for a long time, read this book. It's energising, informative and fast paced. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ed Flood
A cracking holiday read, and it makes you want to hit the trails.
Probably the best book I've read this year
Christopher McDougall has an inspirational way of writing which grips the reader from page 1. I was given this book as a gift and not being interested in running I only opened it... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mrs J.
This book you cannot put down! As a Brit, I have to say that I don't like the style of writing - full of hyperbole - just hyped up. But the story is just excellent. Read morePublished 8 days ago by D. Blackman
A bit too American for me but between the lines is an interesting story all runners will enjoyPublished 12 days ago by Simon Hogan
Born to run - C Mc Dougall excellent read, wasnt what I expected by still very much enjoyed.Published 22 days ago by i j c trick
life changing book, ok so i haven't gone out and run a marathon or an ultra and am unlikely to do so to be honest. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Chris
Fantastic book ! was enjoying it so much , didnt want to get to end !Published 1 month ago by Karina Souleimanova