Born to Run (Hardcover)
Encompassing the world of long distance running, the focus here is the Tarahumara indians who have fun running continuously for a day or two through the rugged, scorching Copper Canyons of Mexico... wearing homemade sandals! McDougall visits the reclusive tribe and compares them to the competitors in ultra-marathon races -- often 50-100 miles in extreme environments such as Death Valley or the high Rockies. He cites convincing studies which conclude that modern humans evolved as long-distance runners. Whether this hypothesis is correct or not, the book is a fascinating peak into two misunderstood groups of people brought together by running.— Chris
Japanese edition of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall traces and reveals the secrets of the primitive Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyons in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They have a saying: Children run before they can walk, and they enjoy doing it. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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