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Born to Run - A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Christopher McDougall

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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 fifty-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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

11h 10m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:12


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:32


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:41


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:28


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:48


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:10


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:34


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:02


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:51


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

00:37