Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Review: Born to Run by Christpher McDougall

Born to Run is my favorite  running book to date. Christopher McDougall does a magnificent job explaining the "new science" of running through an almost unbelievable story. McDougall explains how he came to hear of the Tarahumara runners in Mexico, a tribe of runners who can endure extremely long runs, and a fantastic journey that culminates in a race between some the most elite ultra-runners in the US and members of the "running tribe." Sprinkled throughout the book are educational asides that explain the evolution of man as a running animal and some of the evidence backing the barefoot running movement.  If Born to Run doesn't motivate yout o go out and log some long runs, nothing will.  -Matt

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