Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Christopher McDougall tells the story of his travels to the remote Copper Canyon in northern Mexico, where the people know as the Tarahumara have lived a separate existence since long ago. They are a native tribal group who live a very old-fashioned lifestyle way off the grid. The Tarahumara are very athletic, and can specifically run for hundreds of miles seemingly without stressing or tiring. Throughout the story, McDougall splices in narratives of other great endurance athletes and running science. The culmination is a great race in the Mexican desert between the Tarahumara and a motley crew of American Ultramarathon runners. This is a great read! (View on Amazon)

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