Kris'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

bookshelves: biography, sports, running
Recommended to Kris by: Amazon best books of the year
Recommended for: Anyone
Read from February 17 to 18, 2012, read count: 1

If a any book could inspire a 54 year old, 30# plus, muscles of jello woman want to start racing 100 mile courses this would be the book.
Mr. Mcdougall begins the book with a his search for a legendary white man called Caballo Blanco who disappeared into the savage Copper Canyons of Mexico and lives among the elusive Tarahumara Indians. Caballo Blanco becomes the inspiration for a long distance race through the treacherous copper Canyons that nearly ends in disaster. The Tarahumara Indians thrive in an island of tranquility surrounded by drug lords, criminals and assorted other bad-asses. And they also spend their entire life running incredible distances up into their 80's chasing the wildlife they eat into exhaustion. They do this wearing sandles.
Born to run is an incredible essay of colorful long distance runners, history of the Copper Canyons, some biography of Chris McDougall, and the science of preventing foot and leg injuries by running barefoot. Each of the true life characters is portrayed in such a way that the reader wishes he or she could meet and race with them too.
Once opened, this book is almost impossible to put down. Once completed, it may very well inspire even the most sedentary to move from the telly to the track.
I have found my running sandles. Only $16.99 plus postage.
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