Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the... read more
"Born to Run" is one man's quest for the truth in long-distance running. When Chris McDougall comes across rumors of a secret band of marathon runners that rule the hills of the Sierra Madre in Northern Mexico, he goes a lot farther for this story than he every expected possible. They are... read more
"Born to Run" is one man's quest for the truth in long-distance running. When Chris McDougall comes across rumors of a secret band of marathon runners that rule the hills of the Sierra Madre in Northern Mexico, he goes a lot farther for this story than he every expected possible. They are the Tarahumara Indians. For hundreds of years, they have developed a spirt, culture and way of life in running the trails of their isolated Copper Canyon. In this book, McDougal goes deep. He not only learns of what makes the Tarahumara go so fast and so far, he explores why we - with all our moadern science and technology - lag so far behind. McDougal finishes the race: you'll see that at the end of the book. But with all this new knowledge about running, you get the feeling that´s its only the beginning of his education. Also is a marvelous adventure book involving extreme running.
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up," Bannister said. "It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."”
“Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find a amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own - sources of strength never taxed at all because we never pushed through the obstruction.”William James
“As nutritionist, he had the perfectly named Sunny Blende, a beautiful endurance-sports specialist who not only monitored his calories, but hoisted her top and flashed her breasts whenever she felt Sweeney needed perking up.”
“You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”
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