Carla's Reviews > Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
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Mar 05, 12

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Read from February 24 to March 04, 2012

I found this book’s glimpse into the world of ultra-running to be fascinating, even though it’s a world I will never, ever personally experience (except maybe as a support person.)

I really like the way the book is written. The author mixes history with anthropology, physiology, biology, autobiography and storytelling. Combined with the fascinating event(s) being portrayed, this made for a fast, easy read for me. My only criticism - and it’s not much of one - is that somehow I wanted more. I can’t really explain why, but I wasn’t ready for it to end when it did, even though the story was “over.” Maybe by that time felt somewhat attached to some of the players and didn’t want to say goodbye to them.

All in all, I found this to be a great read ... even though it won’t make me a runner.

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