Part adventure story, part extreme sports, "Born to Run" is a riveting story about one journalist's quest to discover the secrets of the world's ...Show synopsisPart adventure story, part extreme sports, "Born to Run" is a riveting story about one journalist's quest to discover the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--a reclusive Indian tribe living deep in the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico.Hide synopsis
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This book was a hardciver bestseller for nearly two year and it's not hard to see why. It's written with a joyous energy and enthusiasm that you don't often see these days. Even though the book doesn't follow a strict linear timeline, that won't obstruct the reader's enjoyment. Along the way, you'll learn about the science of running, why ultramarathoners can just keep going and going and many other useful bits of information. You feel like going for a run even if you're not a runner when you finish it.
reads like a collection of magazine articles, not a book. It did contain some interesting thoughts and observations but not worth the hours one spends reading a book.
It would have been helpful to have a map of Cooper Canyon, Mexico instead of a myriad of descriptions. Same goes for the sandals the locals ran in... I had google for a picture to see what these were all about. ho-hum.
A friend of mine recommended this to me - he said I didn't need to care or know anything about running, it's just a really good read about the how we can achieve things if we open our minds to the possibilities around us. 6 months later I find myself on the verge of running my first marathon! What ...
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