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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Fred Sanders

11 Hours 7 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

May 2009

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The astonishing and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?

“Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history.... The climactic race reads like a sprint.... It simply makes you want to run.” —Outside Magazine

Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

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  • Kyle L

    This book is brilliantly made, and it has changed my life because I used to have major problems with my feet but opted to try walking with thin shoes and have never had a problems since.

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  • Anne C.

    Fascinating and perfectly written. A must read for any runner

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  • Jaime Vega

    As an ex runner that hasn't competed or stuck with my running, this book inspired me to get back at at it love the feel of running

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  • Anonymous

    Really excellent running book

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  • Cassandra C.

    Second listen. Wonders story. Wish I had been a trail runner, crazy people-

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  • Maria Duchesse

    A beautiful chronicle telling the stories of super athletes. Inspirational and upbeat shares how different views of running come to be in a race

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  • Tim F.

    excellent book. very inspiring.

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  • Melinda A.

    Just wow! What an amazing journey.

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  • Michele B.

    I absolutely loved this book! And Fred Sanders made the book so enjoyable to listening while I work. I’m 72, Still cleaning homes every day all day long. I have wanted to start running again. It has inspired me to get back outside and start running again. Looking forward to seeing how much I can still achieve.

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  • Amanda A

    Great book. Changed the way I think about running!

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