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Natural Born Heroes - How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero-natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall's own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they're ready for anything. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature-to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats. Fr

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero-natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall's own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they're ready for anything. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature-to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats. Fr
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The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero-natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall's own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they're ready for anything. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature-to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats. Fr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith

Length:

13h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:31


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:53


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:25


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:02


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:38


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:51


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:48


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:31


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:25


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:32


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:30


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:32


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:00


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:56


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:07


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:40


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:08


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:09


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:05


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:38


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:10


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:08


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

00:32