Born to Run - Review


Christopher McDougall is a hopelessly romantic runner. He has fallen for the universal sport that has challenged mankind from the very beginning. In sickness and health, for richer and porrer, till death does he part: McDougall loves the run. His passion shows in his book titled, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. We are taken on a journey around the world and through time to study the way in which we are made to run. McDougall tells an amazing story centered around a group of tribal runners called the Tarahumara. These people of the Copper Canyons embody the pure spirit of running and exemplify how each and every one of us is specifically designed to run. I would recommend reading this book. Christopher McDougall has done well at blending history, science, anthropology and research into a compelling narrative. You care for the people and see them develop from beginning to end. He may be a bit blinded in his romantic engagement with the Tarahumara. Regardless of McDougall's obvious bias we see an honest and well thought out idea embedded into a great adventure story.

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