Born to Run

Born to Run

McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run. Look for Born to Run 2, coming in December!

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The astonishing and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? “Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history.... The climactic race reads like a sprint.... It simply makes you want to run.” —Outside Magazine Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Born to Run

Born to Run

A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.With incredible energy and ...

Author: Christopher McDougall

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1861978774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 287

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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long.With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

SUMMARY Born To Run A Hidden Tribe Superathletes And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen By Christopher McDougall

SUMMARY   Born To Run  A Hidden Tribe  Superathletes  And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen By Christopher McDougall

From the Tarahumara tribe to the world's greatest marathon runners, plunge into the world of the most extraordinary runners in history! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 26

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will learn that running is part of human nature and that you were born to run very long distances. You will also learn : that man is built to be able to run hundreds of miles; that you have the soul of a great runner without knowing it; that it is enough to optimize your mind to run better; that the greatest runners are motivated only by the love of running; that the sports shoes you wear are the cause of your pain. Running is probably part of your daily routine: not to miss the bus, to catch up with your child, to warm up, but also to run as a sport in its own right. You have probably already started jogging at least once in your life. How many times have you stopped in the middle, too out of breath, with a side stitch, a sprain? You'll be surprised to learn that there are men in the world who are able to run for hours without stopping! From the Tarahumara tribe to the world's greatest marathon runners, plunge into the world of the most extraordinary runners in history! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
Categories: Business & Economics

Summary and Analysis of Born to Run A Hidden Tribe Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Summary and Analysis of Born to Run  A Hidden Tribe  Superathletes  and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style.

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 30

View: 207

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood. Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories

A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories

(5 May 2009) Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, written by the American author and journalist Christopher McDougall, has sold three million copies and is the world's most popular ...

Author: Damian Hall

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781316863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 640

A jaunt through running’s greatest moments, gripping endurance feats, inspired solo pursuits and a whole host of heroes, helions and legend-makers. From Paula Radcliffe's record-breaking marathon win to the birth of the gruelling Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Kilian Jornet's tequila stop on his way to winning the Hardrock 100 to the Bangkok half-marathon U-turn that set runners on a much longer journey than expected, the Galloping Granny to Marathon Monks, running historian Damian Hall brings together some of the most incredible, iconic, and at times highly unusual moments from the world of running. With over 80 striking and unique illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and running trivia.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Quicklet on Christopher McDougall s Born to Run

Quicklet on Christopher McDougall s Born to Run

First published in 2009, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen became a New York Times bestseller, staying on the list for over four months and selling over 219,000 hardcover copies ...

Author: Kathryn Prout

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614641377

Category: Study Aids

Page: 71

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Born in 1962, Christopher McDougall is an American author and journalist with a penchant for covering the odd or extreme in the world: Frenchmen who work out in coconut trees, fugitive Mexican pop stars, and endurance running. After graduating from Harvard, McDougall was hired by the Associated Press as their new Lisbon correspondent, despite lacking knowledge of both Portuguese and journalism. After leaving the AP, McDougall wrote for a wide variety of publications, including Men's Health and New York Times Magazine. In their pages, he covered a wide breadth of subjects, from why America hasn't been hit by another terrorist attack since September 11 to "physiological oddities" like the health benefits of old lumberjack saws or the Tarahumara tribe of near superhuman ultrarunners. First published in 2009, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen became a New York Times bestseller, staying on the list for over four months and selling over 219,000 hardcover copies in its first year. A movie version of the book is reportedly in the works, to be written and directed by Peter Sarsgaard.
Categories: Study Aids

Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

Born to Run In 2009, the very popular book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall ignited significant interest in the concept that injury rates in runners ...

Author: Matthew B. Werd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319521367

Category: Medical

Page: 491

View: 252

Now in a revised and expanded second edition, including an expanded section on running footwear and additional sports-specific recommendations, this updated, practical resource provides a concise and logical approach to prescribing footwear that will maximize performance and minimize injury in athletes. From fundamentals — including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics and gait evaluation — to step-by-step guidance through assessment and prescription of shoes, socks, lacing, inserts, and orthoses, this book is both comprehensive and easily accessible. A new section has been added to cover the array of different considerations for running footwear (barefoot, minimalist, maximalist), as well as new sport-specific recommendations. As in the previous edition, referral, coding and billing are also addressed. Photographs and drawings clearly illustrate key concepts, and wherever relevant, the authors have incorporated evidence-based medicine. By presenting new and updated essential information in a user-friendly format, Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine, Second Edition will prove to be invaluable for sports medicine physicians, podiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Categories: Medical

26 Miles to Boston

26 Miles to Boston

In the fascinating book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, author Christopher McDougall describes the attributes that comprise a passionate runner. “Virtues of strength, patience, ...

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493054817

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 259

26 MILES TO BOSTON slips squarely into the running shoes and minds of the athletes as they traverse the 26-mile, 385-yard course of America's most venerated long-distance race. From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, here are the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners. Interwoven throughout is the colorful history of the men and women of manifold skills who have competed in this preeminent event over the span of more than a century. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, 26 MILES TO BOSTON is a book for anyone who's ever wondered what it might be like to run the Boston Marathon.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sports Hypnosis in Practice

Sports Hypnosis in Practice

Born to run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen. New York: Knopf Jeff Galloway, the author of the books referenced above, wrote a review for this whichsays: “Having been a runner forover fifty ...

Author: Joseph Tramontana

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845907303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 661

This book offers new strategies and scripts for hypnotherapists, sports counsellors and sports psychologists working with athletes to help them achieve their peak performance. A major focus of the book is that the therapist does not necessarily need to be familiar with the sport or activity to serve as a "mental coach" to the athlete. The athlete is instructed that the goal is not to improve the mechanics of their performance (that is left up to their coaches) but, rather, to help them to relax, concentrate and focus so that they fulfill their maximum potential. They learn not to let the mental side of their game trip up the physical side, but rather to enhance it.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

26 2 Miles to Boston

26 2 Miles to Boston

In the fascinating book Born to Run:A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, author Christopher McDou- gall describes the attributes that comprise a passionate runner. “Virtues of strength, patience ...

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493007714

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 939

117 years Strong…and Counting! This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader through the past, present, and bright future of the race. 26.2 Miles to Boston is a rich, vibrant, and inspiring history of the Boston Marathon and of the men and women of varying abilities whose struggles and triumphs have colored this historic event for over a century. From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, the author takes readers through the mile-by-mile sights, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it is.
Categories: Sports & Recreation