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Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?

In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence.

With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a 50-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.

With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons.

Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

©2009 Knopf (P)2009 Random House

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"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)
"Hugely entertaining. . . . One of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years." ( The Irish Times)
A terrific ride, recommended for any athlete." ( Kirkus)

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A running book classic. Period.

Just like 'eat and run' by Scott Jurek this book is a great source of inspiration while being extreme funny and entertaining at the same time. 'Born to run' basically picks up every aspect of running without ever sounding like a schoolbook. If you are willing to find out how much more running can be than just moving from place A to place B by foot then this is the perfect read.

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Als Läufer ein Muss!

Als Läufer ist das Buch ein Muss. Der Sprecher ist super, die Geschichte faszinierend. Der Lerneffekt riesig.

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As revealing about the body as Food, Inc is about food

Couldn't stop listening! Wow! So many interesting lessons told as captivating stories. I want to make a lot of changes in my life now.

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Great, inspiring book

Loved the book from start to finish. Great story and an impeccable production. Can only recommend!

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Born to be great

Das ist die Botschaft für jede von uns! Tolle Infos, sehr schöne Stories der Menschenliebe!

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Spannend und informativ

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

McDougall erzählt eine sehr spannende Geschichte, unterlegt mit vielen Fakten zum Laufen! Ich hätte das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem durchgehört!

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  • Meli
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  • 20.02.2015

Gut, unglaublich gut!!!

Wenige Bücher haben mich so inspiriert wie dieses. Bin sogar ein paar Kilometer mehr gelaufen als sonst.
Ein muss für jeden Läufer und beste Unterhaltung für alle Anderen!

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  • darnox
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  • 22.10.2010

Unforgettable

Quite simply the best audiobook iŽve ever had the pleasure listening to.
Recommended even for non-runners. ItŽs packed with many memorable characters, stories and insights into the human psyche and evolution. ItŽs enlightening and entertaining at once. Buy it, i guarantee you wonŽt regret it. As funny as it sounds, in the end it isnŽt as much about running as you would expect: ItŽs about the sheer joy of being alive. This one will stay with you a long time.