Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
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An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Fred Sanders (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is Associate Professor of Theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is author of numerous books including The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything and Dr. Doctrines' Christian Comix. He is co-editor of Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology. Fred is a core participant in the Theological Engagement with California's Culture Project and a popular blogger at both Scriptorium Daily and the First Things blog Evangel.