"A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." --"The Denver Post"
"McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." --Bill Rodgers, "San Francisco Chronicle
"Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." --"The Washington Post"
"It's a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story . . . a really phenomenal book." --Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"
"One of the most entertaining running books ever." --Amby Burfoot, Runnersworld.com
"Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history. . . . [McDougall] seeks to learn the secrets of the Tarahumara the old-fashioned way: He tracks them down. . . . The climactic race reads like a sprint. . . . It simply makes you want to run." --"Outside Magazine"
"McDougall recounts his quest to understand near superhuman ultra-runners with adrenaline pumped writing, humor and a distinct voice...he never lets go from his impassioned mantra that humans were born to run." --NPR
""Born to Run" is a fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, based on humans pushing themselves to the limits. It's destined to become a classic."-Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author of "Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know"
"Equal parts hilarity, explanation and earnestness--whisks the reader along on a compelling dash to the end, and along the way captures the sheer joy that a brisk run brings." --"Science News"
""Born to Run" is funny, insightful, captivating, and a great and beautiful discovery." --Lynne Cox, author of "Swimming to Antarctica"
"A page-turner, taking the reader on an epic journey in search of the world's greatest distance runners in an effort to uncover the secrets of their endurance." "--The Durango Herald"
"Driven by an intense yet subtle curiosity, Christopher McDougall gamely treads across the continent to pierce the soul and science of long-distance running."--Hampton Sides, author of "Blood and Thunder" and "Ghost Soldiers"show more