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Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen by [McDougall, Christopher]
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"Compelling. . . . Entertaining. . . . [McDougall] uses an extended portrait of one of the world's least known cultures, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyons, to put modern American running under an exacting magnifying glass."-"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run."-"Outside Magazine"
"Hugely entertaining. . . . One of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years."-- "The Irish Times."
"An enthralling story. . . . McDougall's background as a magazine writer is readily apparent-his prose is light and airy, informative without being pretentious. Most passages are short and engaging with extra doses of drama and exclamatory phrases thrown in to great effect. McDougall wisely grounds the nar

"A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." "The Denver Post"
"McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." Bill Rodgers, "San Francisco Chronicle
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"Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." "The Washington Post"
It s a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story . . . a really phenomenal book. Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"
"One of the most entertaining running books ever." Amby Burfoot, Runnersworld.com
Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run. "Outside Magazine"
McDougall recounts his quest to understand near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice...he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run. NPR
"Born to Run" is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. It s destined to become a classic. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of "Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know"
Equal parts hilarity, explanation and earnestness whisks the reader along on a compelling dash to the end, and along the way captures the sheer joy that a brisk run brings. "Science News"
"Born to Run"is funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery. Lynne Cox, author of"Swimming to Antarctica"
A page-turner, taking the reader on an epic journey in search of the world s greatest distance runners in an effort to uncover the secrets of their endurance. " The Durango Herald"
Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running. Hampton Sides, author of"Blood and Thunder"and"Ghost Soldiers""

"A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." --The Denver Post

"McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." --Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle

"Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." --The Washington Post

"It's a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story . . . a really phenomenal book." --Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

"One of the most entertaining running books ever." --Amby Burfoot, Runnersworld.com

"Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run." --Outside Magazine

"McDougall recounts his quest to understand near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice...he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run." --NPR

"Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. It's destined to become a classic."-Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know

"Equal parts hilarity, explanation and earnestness--whisks the reader along on a compelling dash to the end, and along the way captures the sheer joy that a brisk run brings." --Science News

"Born to Run is funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery." --Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica

"A page-turner, taking the reader on an epic journey in search of the world's greatest distance runners in an effort to uncover the secrets of their endurance." --The Durango Herald

"Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running."--Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers

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"Hugely entertaining...one of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 879.0 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (9 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CFBMRY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 768 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,636 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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