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An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Born to Run
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4.5 / 5
Educational yet interesting read
August 26th, 2015
This book was both educational and interesting. I read it for a university English class called Art of Fact which contemplated perception and truth.
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Born to Run
June 3rd, 2014
AAAAA+....if you ever need motivation to run... this is the book!
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Sold!
March 13th, 2014
This compelling book spells it out in believable bites. As you read you feel something wake up inside you. It tells you to stand up and walk outside. Take a deep breathe and exalt in the beauty if being alive. Then do what you were born to, run.
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Got me back into running
February 17th, 2014
This book inspired me to get back into running after a two year hiatus due to frustrating continuous minor injuries. Happy to say I've been back at it now for 5 years and no issues, likely due to less wear on the body due to the switch to forefoot running.
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Good read
November 21st, 2013
Ready for a canyon run.....
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Inspirational running book
November 9th, 2013
I haven't ditched my standard New Balance runners, but I really enjoyed this book and the story he tells.
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Good read
October 31st, 2013
Enjoy the read. Good story teller.
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Not great but not bad
September 19th, 2013
It was a good book but he had this tendency to go off in weird directions that made little sense before finally circling back to the original tale. Kinda difficult to follow in parts.
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Different
May 1st, 2013
Not boring better than I expected. Most importantly I learned something and gained a little bit more of inspiration!
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Born to run a must read
April 28th, 2013
I read a lot and this was the best read I have had in along time. Chris, thank you for a truly inspiring work of art
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