A hidden tribe, super athletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen—an epic adventure, Born to Run tells the story of the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyon and the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans.
The author finds a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners, the Tarahumara, learns their secrets . . . and shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic acheivements, cutting-edge science, and pure inspiration
The fifty mile race pits the Tarahumara against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder
Author: Christopher McDougall, contributing editor for Men's Health and a runner