Patch Book Club: 'Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen'
Discussed this week: A book about running barefoot, "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" and why it may be the natural and most efficient way to run, according to author Christopher McDougall.
We're big readers here at Patch, and in that light, we thought it would be a good idea to get a discussion going on what books we editors and our readers are reading lately.
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This week, we take a look at the national bestseller, "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" by Christopher McDougall.
The book is not only a fantastic read; it's a solid piece of journalistic effort by the author, who lays out his account of tracking down an indigenous group of runners known as the Tarahumara of Mexico. McDougall meets various characters along his journey, which began with a foot injury during one of his regular runs.
The book may be a great read for seasoned runners, but for those looking to take part in the sport, it provides hefty information on why humans were actually "born to run."
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