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    DescriptionAt 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.


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    Title
    Born to Run
    Subtitle
    The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher McDougall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 251 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684227
    ISBN 10: 1846684226
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.6
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000, BIO026000
    DC22: 796.4252
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SHBF
    Edition statement
    Australia only
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Outside and Men's Journal.