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Monday, October 17, 2011

Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall on TED.com

Born to Run, what can I say other than it is a great book and I couldn’t put it down, really.  I procrastinated reading the last few chapters just because I didn’t want it to end.  If you are a runner, you have to read it, like you haven’t heard that before and if you are not a runner, you still have to read it.  It is for everyone, science & history interlaced with a great story.  It is just one of those books and if you don’t believe me read the reviews on Amazon (over 800 positive reviews).  If you are one of the few who haven’t read it yet, check out the author, Christopher McDougall’s TED talk.  His TED talk is good, but it nothing like the book.  You still have to read it . . .

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. (Recorded at TEDdxPennQuarter, July 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 15:52)

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