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This review is from: Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Paperback)
As a runner with a few marathons behind me I thought this would be a good and possibly inspiring read.
There are clues to be found in the reviews that have been included in the front of the book - namely there's nothing from the UK `broadsheets' (unless you count the FT).
I believe there are two reasons for this. Firstly the book contains numerous ideas and theories which are often not full explained, with the reader left to ponder the accuracy of the author's musings. And then there's the style of the writing which is rather too evangelical for my taste.
In places McDougall vividly describes the simple joy that all regular runners experience but for me the mixture was a bit too rich.