Runner's World magazine sent journalist Christopher McDougall on an assignment of a lifetime. It seems that there is a reclusive tribe of people who can outrun any other person alive. They do not professionally train. They do not eat high protein, low carb diets. They do not warm up. They are drunk most of the time--and they can run for days on end. They are considered the best conditioned runners in the world. Elite runners from all over the country attempt to beat the unbeatable. McDougall, who is also a long-distance runner, begins an intriguing and dangerous quest to unravel the mystery of running.
APPEAL: This narrative is just plain awesome. Anyone who has ever tried to run long distances or has ever been intrigued by athleticism in its truest form will not be able to put this book down.
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Running Races, Mexico, Tarahumara Indians, Copper Canyon Region
DATE/STAFF: 4/30/2013 / TB