An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America's best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall's incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"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
Format: Audio CD
Published: 28th December 2010
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.88 x 13.01 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.26