Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (by Christopher McDougall)

Born to Run
Born to Run


ISBN: 9780307266309Number of Pages:304
Publisher:  KnopfBook Title: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Publication Year: 2009Target Audience: Trade
Author: Christopher McDougallReading Age: 18+


Born to Run not only tells the story of pursuing the secret of running, but also intersperses many legendary stories of the best runners in the contemporary era.

It proves to the readers that we are naturally suitable for running, and we are the most durable runners on earth! Without love, we will not be born. Without speed, we can’t survive.

Every morning, the antelope knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion. The lion knows that it must run faster than the slowest antelope.

Whether it is a lion or an antelope, when the sun rises, they should start running. Other mammals on the earth are running freely. Is the human the only exception?

In Mexico’s Copper Canyon, the strongest long-distance runnerlives in seclusion. They survived because their fathers ran faster than deer, and their fathers survived because their grandfathers ran faster than Apache horses.

They never know how fast and how long they should run in pursuit of their prey. Only by adjusting posture, direction, and speed at any time, and jumping swiftly between rocks and gullies, they can run across the intricate mountain roads, climb steep rocks and go home.

Tara Umala people run not so much for faster, but for closer to each other and nature infinitely.

It turns out that people are born to run!

Born to Run is one of the Best Running Books for Beginners

About the Author

Christopher McDougall is an American writer. He graduated from Harvard University and later joined the Associated Press as a reporter to report on the war in Angola, Congo and Rwanda.

After returning to the United States, he wrote articles for Outdoor, New York Times, Runner’s World and other publications. He has been nominated for the National Magazine Report Award for three times.

Christopher loves running, but suffer from foot pain frequently. He accidentally learned that in Mexico’s Copper Canyon, the strongest long-distance race group in history lives in seclusion. So he crossed the canyon to find the strange man Kabalo who has a lot of friendship with his people.

He saw the real face of this isolated tribe and found out the true meaning of running. During this time, he learned the running method of Taraoumara people, and my foot wound healed itself. Later, I wrote the book Born to Run.

Table of Contents

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