Authors@Google: Christopher McDougall – ‘Born To Run’ (Video)

Do I believe that we are ‘born to run move’? YES.

Do I believe that we were/are ‘hunting pack animals’? NO.

As a side note: My diet is raw vegan (+ honey – salt [yes, no inorganic Celtic or Himalaya salt in my diet]).



Oct 27, 2009

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is 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. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Related info:

Barefoot Running: The Luna Story With Barefoot Ted – Running The Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon (Ultra Caballo Blanco) In Sandals — The Barefoot Professor (Videos)

The Tarahumara Tribe Record For A SINGLE RUN Is A Staggering 435 Miles In Just Over 48 Hours – Running Secret Revealed (Video):

“Astonishingly, the entire tribe consisting of men, women, old and young, every one of them is capable of running at least 250+ miles in a single run, without shoes. Such extreme feat of endurance has never been seen among humans anywhere else in the world.”

Running Around Australia – 366 Marathons In 366 Days On A Raw Vegan Diet, Wearing Barefoot Running Shoes (Video)

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