Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
About The Book
Born To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is centrally focused on a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians called the Tarahumara. These nomadic folk lived quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world.
Taking you all the way back to 1993, the author Christopher McDougall describes one of the Mexican Indians in particular, who was aged 57 and came first in first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals.
In an attempt to unravel the secrets of the tribe, the author and his group of the world's top ultra-runners make the treacherous journey into the canyons. McDougall narrates the story of his adventure with incredible energy and smart observation, while finding out the recipe to being an incredible runner.
His quest takes him to labs at Harvard, Nike and elsewhere, bringing him face to face with a varied assortment of people, including one woman who is the world-record holder for 100 miles and did her encore run in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
Nothing short of fascinating and inspiring, Born To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is destined to become a classic. McDougall uncovers the tribe worthy of the pioneering drifters that fired the American spirit and sends you on a state of bliss that runners very rarely experience in the midst of an endless run. This book was published on 15 April 2010 and is available in paperback.
The author and his team of of the world's top ultra-runners discover the secrets of incredible running from a Mexican Indian tribe.
Includes accounts of the author's encounters at various other labs for finding this secret.