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Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen by [Christopher McDougall]

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A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend. --The Denver Post

McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run. --Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle

Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running. --
The Washington Post

"It's a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story . . . a really phenomenal book." --Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

One of the most entertaining running books ever. --Amby Burfoot, Runnersworld.com

"Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run." --Outside Magazine

"McDougall recounts his quest to understand near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice...he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run." --NPR

"Born to Run is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. It's destined to become a classic."-Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know

"Equal parts hilarity, explanation and earnestness--whisks the reader along on a compelling dash to the end, and along the way captures the sheer joy that a brisk run brings." --Science News

"Born to Run is funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery." --Lynne Cox, author of Swimming to Antarctica

"A page-turner, taking the reader on an epic journey in search of the world's greatest distance runners in an effort to uncover the secrets of their endurance." --The Durango Herald

"Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running."--Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers

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About the Author

Christopher McDougall is the author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. He began his career as an overseas correspondent for the Associated Press, covering wars in Rwanda and Angola. He now lives and writes (and runs, swims, climbs, and bear-crawls) among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.

Christopher McDougall is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or visit www.rhspeakers.com.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004CFBMRY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Profile Books; Main edition (9 December 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3431 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 308 pages
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Trained as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, Christopher McDougall covered wars in Rwanda and Angola before writing his international bestseller, "Born to Run." His fascination with the limits of human potential led him to his next book, "Natural Born Heroes." McDougall also created the Outside magazine web series, "Art of the Hero."

http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/agility-and-balance/natural-born-heroes

Born to Run is currently being made into a feature film starring Matthew McConaughey.

You can find more information about Christopher McDougall on his website:

chrismcdougall.com

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