As far as I know, this is the first ever public review of the book.
This is a masterpiece. A work on running that will define running for a new generation of runners.
Christopher McDougall asks a simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
His answer spans the centuries and brings us to the cutting edge of running revelations that are as old as our genes.
Our generation of runners have seen it all. Many today thinking that to run is dangerous and that the foot is a death-trap injury appendage waiting to happen. Makes sense, for many runners running today have never known of any other way to run than with big, overly cushioned orthotic boots...cuz our feet are no good and need lots of help, right?
Christopher tells a great tale using an obscure race and race director, a tribe of beautiful people and a rag tag group of ultra runners to weave a story that brings us to a place where rediscovery of our primal connection to running...free of marketing and big bucks and bad science...leads us to new possibilities and a change of thinking that is applicable to any human being wishing to locomote herself on two legs.
This book is at-one-and-the-same-time an adventure tale of impossible possibilities and a cutting edge running research journal entry.
Take a wild trip and read this book. You're gonna love it.
PS. The book I am reading is an uncorrected proof. Actual book to be published on May 7, 2009.
PSS. Did I mention I am one of the most garrulous characters in the book? Buyer beware.
PSSS. For the latest information about the race, i.e., the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, be sure to check out Caballo Blanco's website here: www.caballoblanco.com you can read this year's race report here.
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
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Born to Run AUDIOBOOK
Original cover photo by Luis Escobar...Billy with Caballo seated
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