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Born to Run (English, Paperback, McDougall Christopher)

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Born to Run  (English, Paperback, McDougall Christopher)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
    • Genre: Social Science
    • ISBN: 9780307279187, 9780307279187
    • Pages: 304
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    A riveting book about the reclusive Tarahumara Indian tribe, in the Copper Canyons of Mexico, and their unique and honed skills of running for miles, Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is a bestselling novel by Christopher McDougall.

    Summary Of The Book

    The author, Christopher McDougall, was a runner who often fell victim to many injuries. He decided to embark upon a search for the cloistered Tarahumara Indian tribe in Mexico, who were known for their superhuman ability to run large distances at incredible speeds. The tribe, he discovered, had honed this custodian art for centuries and trained themselves to run longer distances faster, and they seemed untouched by the common ailments of modern man.

    Caballo Blanco, an enigmatic and reserved man who lived amidst the tribesfolk, helped the author learn the techniques that would make him a more efficient runner, and help him train for the race of a lifetime, a race of fifty miles through the savage terrain of the Copper Canyons between the tribe and a group of Americans. Through his learnings, the author depicts that everything we presume to know about the art of running is incorrect. Christopher McDougall asserts that the prime reason behind injuries in modern runners is the shoes they wear, the cushioned and soft running shoes that differ starkly from the thin sandals the Tarahumara Indians don. He also points out to the sudden increase in the number of running related injuries since the running shoe was invented and implemented in 1972.

    Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen was the recipient of immense critical acclaim, and the author was praised for his strong, quirky and rich storyline. This highly engaging book is full of inspiration, athletic achievements, uplifting characters and modern science.

    About Christopher Mcdougall

    Christopher Mcdougall is an American journalist, author and athlete.

    He has authored Girl Trouble: The True Saga of Superstar Gloria Trevi and the Secret Teenage Sex Cult That Stunned the World, and The Cool Impossible: The Coach from "Born to Run" Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles-And From Yourself.

    After graduating from Harvard University in 1985, McDougall spent three years with the Associated Press as a foreign correspondent, covering events in Angola and Rwanda. Thereafter, he began writing for magazines, and was a contributing editor for Men’s Health. He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and their two daughters.

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    5

    Learn to run like the wind

    Running keeps us in close touch with the way we're meant to be. The more you run, your body gets in great shape, becomes resilient while the stride becomes a wondrous rhythm.

    It is competition or a means to an end (fitness, weight management, cardio, etc.,) to most people. However, if you run for the love of running, and want to know more about people who love running, how they live running style, their attitude towards what we perceive as pain and suffering, if you want to re-learn a long f...
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    Ashvin Gururaj

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    May, 2013

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    Born to Run

    This is an excellent book about the Tarahumara people, a remote Mexican tribe who run amazing distances for just a little more than the sheer fun of running. The author gives a vivid account of his journey to locate and contact the tribe in order to learn and compete with them. Another interesting facet of the book is the authors exploration of the possible evolutionary origins of our distance running capabilities. A highly recommended read to anyone interested in running and looking for d...
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    Arun Kumar

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    Jul, 2014

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    Mind-blowing purchase

    A friend of mine gave me this book and it was so awe inspiring that i ordered it for m personal collection.
    Christopher McDougall has not only written it beautiful but also discussed the correct techniques of running and how high end shoes have actually ruined running for us.

    He talks in detail about the running freaks(with all due respect) who know no boundaries to best of ultra-marathons to Raramuri tribe(The running people) to barefoot running
    A must have book for anyone who is intereste...
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    Ashish Solia

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    Apr, 2019

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    Must Read for Passionate Runners

    At the outset let me say it, after reading this book, you will not look at the running the way that you used to. However, let me also add in the same breath, this book can be read by anybody and once you do I am sure you will get motivated to get out there and RUN!

    The book primarily showcases a 50 mile race in the Copper Canyons of North Mexico and the Tarahumara tribe of Indians that lives there. For the Tarahumara running is a way of life. The author Christopher McDougall also participate...
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    Anand Karve

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    Nov, 2014

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    fantastic book

    Well written, interesting approach on running and evolution.
    I read it like a detective novel.
    I would love to read it again.
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    Thomas Drouin

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    Jun, 2014

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    Excellent Read

    I was recommended 'Born to Run' by friends who are runners... or rather I was present when they discussed this book that was supposedly amazing. I myself have tried to run on and off for the last many years, always stopping when my motivation levels drop due to the pain that running actually is - versus this romanticised meditative sporting activity that it is supposed to be.

    And thats what grabbed me about the book when I began reading. This was about someone who 'wants to like running'- bu...
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    mrugank inamdar

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    Jul, 2013

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    Inspirational and fun read

    This book is an absolute must read for all current and aspiring long distance runners. Its a fast paced, well written book on the joys of running! It reads more like a personal odyssey as opposed to a typical book on running. Entertaining, informative and inspirational!
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    Hariharan R

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    Mar, 2012

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    One of the best ones you'll ever read!

    One of the rare books where the author is able to mix humor with knowledge without preaching about his beliefs! This is a book that can be read by a non runner as well. Although, for runners, if you are expecting a detailed, in-depth analysis of barefoot running this wont give you the scientific insight that you might expect. It has bits and pieces of the same, but not a comprehensive coverage of the sciences involved.
    Do read if you want to get a kick out of your running.

    Note: The print i...
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    Bharath

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    May, 2014

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    Must buy!

    Good book for runners and beginning to run
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    Senthil Ganapathi

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    Decent product

    intresting read.
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    Ayushman Madhukar

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    Feb, 2019

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