Christopher Mcdougall : A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race

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Christopher McDougall book Born to Run a Hidden Tribe, Super athletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall has been an extremely influential role in how we view running and in a number of ways since it came out years ago.
Born to run is a must read book for all runners, from those wanting to improve their running time, reduce their chance of injury, and or simply to pick up some new running tips. Christopher McDougall follows the Tarahumara Indians who are living in the dangerous Copper Canyons in Chihuahua State, Mexico, an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. The book has given way to a new philosophy on running that is emerging as the healthier way to run and live. In his book, Christopher McDougall explores how people get into ultra-running, the nutritional benefits of veganism, possible reasons why humans are thought to be designed for running, and most importantly; why barefoot or “minimalist” running form is a far superior form then from conventional running shoes.
Discovering the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians was not an easy feat for Christopher McDougall and just meeting them proved to be an unforgettable journey. Getting to them is an adventure since they live in…

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