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Born to Run

Nonfiction Book Project

Amanda Gormsen

on 12 October 2013

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A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen
By: Christopher McDougall
Hate it
to it
Love it
Teach you
about it
Help you
become a
better runner
Make you
love it
even more
Make you
want to
Justify your
decision of not
Humor you
with stories
of people
"crazy enough"
to run
account of one
man's journey
to discover
"Why his foot
story about
an astounding
for an overall healthy
That there is a "near - mythical
tribe of Stone Age superathletes"
called the Tarahumara who live in the
deadly Copper Canyons of Mexico. pg 4
"The Tarahumara may be
the healthiest and most
serene people on earth,
and the greatest runners
of all time." pg 4
The Tarahumara have a guarded recipe to "a special energy food that leaves them trim, powerful, and unstoppable: a few mouthfuls packed enough nutritional punch to let them run all day without rest." pg 4
"The Tarahumara live in the side of cliffs higher than a hawk's nest in a land few have ever seen." pg 4
"When it comes to ultradistances, nothing can beat a Tarahumara runner - not a racehorse, not a cheetah, not an Olympic marathoner." pg 4
and as one blogger put it...
From Reader Dr. T. Riabokin

by Admin on January 6, 2010

Many, many thanks for your book!
After 30 years in practice (and 30 years of preaching going barefoot)
I now have a treasure of a book to hand to my patients regarding the
benefits of walking/running barefoot.
Having heard of this tribe years ago I always wondered when we would
see an accesible book about them. My copy of your book has already
transformed the lives of four people and I’ve only had it one week. I
salute you for the manner in which you presented and closed the
material – so many levels of love and wisdom!

Wishing you much success, happiness and health!
From Reader Naomi

by Admin on January 4, 2010

Hi I just wanted to let you know that i loved your book born to run, It has completely changed my life. The book is definitely any runners bible! About 6 months ago i suffered from plantar fasciitis and was told by a number of practitioners that my running days were over. I was devastated as i am only 28, a massive running enthusiast, and had my heart set on a marathon and an ultra marathon one day. After reading your book and applying the techniques I am extremely happy to be back running longer and faster than i was before and completely pain free, its the most wonderful feeling, thank you!

From Reader Larry

by Admin on January 4, 2010

I read your book Born To Run. Because of you, I feel like I have my life back again. I was a marathoner for 20 years, and then in my mid 30′s I ran into a wall of injuries, to the point where at 42, I never thought I would be able to run ever again. Running was my true love.

After reading your book, I am back baby!! Wow, I feel alive again. I have been running for the past 6 weeks not only injury free, but pain free, and enjoying every stride. I seriously cannot thank you enough!!! The most influential and inspiring book to date that I have read in my life. No joke.

My next step is to mix in some barefoot running, which I haven’t done yet, and eventually run marathons again, and hopefully one day an ultra.

See what other readers have
to say about "Born to Run":

It is even rumored that Peter Sarsgaard (from Green Lantern) is going to write and direct an adaptation of "Born to Run" for the big screen.
"McDougall's insight into athletic capacity has rejuvenated my running attitude. I'm keeping up with younger runners more effectively."
—Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D., AARP Magazine

McDougall, Christopher. Born to Run: a Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.
Christopher McDougall on Why He Was BORN TO RUN - YouTube. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv4Se5ka9Pk>.
Christopher McDougall | Born to Run | National Bestseller. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. <http://www.chrismcdougall.com/>.
Digital image. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. <http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Peter-Sarsgaard-Born-to-Run.jpg>.
Digital image. Web. 19 Oct. 2011. <http://milesbehindme.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Born-To-Run.jpg>.
Get with
the club -
read Born to Run!
"So simple," he said. "Just move your legs. Because if you don't think you were born to run, you're not only denying history. You're denying who you are." - Dr. Bramble pg 244
"Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction." pg 112
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