Books: Born to Run

By Kelli Rogers 10 December 2013
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The rise of ultra-running and the super-athlete tribe.

Born to Run
Christopher McDougall
$35, Allen & Unwin

This startlingly candid novel explores the life and running habits of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyons – arguably the best distance runners in the world.

With incredible passion and smart observation, McDougall asks what the secrets are to becoming a truly great runner, then puts them to use in a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country.

 Along the way he learns that running is not punishment – it is a fine art that we were all born to enjoy.