Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Knopf #ad - With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons.

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. Isbn: 9780307266309. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence.

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. Full of incredible characters, pure inspiration, amazing athletic achievements, 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, most of all, cutting-edge science, and, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen #ad - Author: Christopher McDougall. 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. With the help of caballo blanco, including a star ultramarathoner, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, 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, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.

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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

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Knopf #ad - All of these skills, mcDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. On crete, the birthplace of the classical greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero—natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition.

Knopf Publishing Group. How did a penniless artist, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, a young shepherd, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them?  McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced.

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance #ad - . More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, from the mountains of colorado to McDougall’s own backyard in Pennsylvania, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they’re ready for anything.

Just as born to run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, throw, out of their shoes, skip, swim, and into the natural world,  Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature—to climb, and jump their way to their own heroic feats. The best-selling author of born to run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere.

After running an ultramarathon through the copper canyons of mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

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Knopf #ad - Knopf Publishing Group. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado. Easier said than done. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well.

In the course of sherman's training, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, Amish running club members, goat farmers, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run.

Mcdougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. John grogan, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, in the process, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, and, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero #ad - When chris mcdougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps.

A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor.

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Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - From knopf Publishing Group. For nearly two decades, scott Jurek has been a dominant force€”and darling€”in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. Twice he won the badwater ultramarathon, a 135-mile €œjaunt€ through Death Valley.

His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more so. In eat and run, scott jurek opens up about his life and career€”as an elite athlete and a vegan€”and inspires runners at every level. He won that race seven years in a row, setting a course record along the way.

Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness #ad - In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He triumphed in the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece three times.

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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

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Little, Brown Spark #ad - Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. North is the story of the 2, 189-mile journey that nearly shattered him.

A stunning narrative of perseverance and personal transformation, North is a portrait of a man stripped bare on the most demanding and transcendent effort of his life. But after two decades of racing, speaking, and touring, training, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. It will inspire runners and non-runners alike to keep striving for their personal best.

He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the physical and emotional toll the trip would exact, nor the rewards it would offer. From the author of the bestseller eat and Run, a thrilling memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail #ad - . When he set out in the spring of 2015, forbidding weather, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, and inevitable injuries. Scott jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

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Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

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Mariner Books #ad - Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes—Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible. Denver post“a shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir.

Trail runner Knopf Publishing Group. Until recently he held the american 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. In eat and run, jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level.

Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness #ad - In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn. Amby burfoot, author of the runner’s guide to the Meaning of LifeFor nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.

. From his midwestern childhood hunting, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, fishing, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance.

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Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

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Vintage #ad - Natural born heroes will inspire readers to unleash the extraordinary potential of the human body and climb, skip, swim, throw, and jump their way to heroic feats. Christopher mcdougall’s journey begins with a story of remarkable athletic prowess: On the treacherous mountains of Crete, a motley band of World War II Resistance fighters—an artist, a shepherd, and a poet—abducted a German commander from the heart of the Axis occupation.

Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Vintage Books. His search takes us scrambling over rooftops with a parkour crew in London, finally, foraging for greens with a ballerina in Brooklyn, tossing heavy pieces of driftwood on a Brazilian beach with the creator of MovNat—and, to our own backyards.

Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance #ad - To understand how, and discovers ancient techniques for endurance, sustenance, McDougall retraces their steps across the island that birthed Herakles and Odysseus, and natural movement that have been preserved in unique communities around the world. Knopf Publishing Group.

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Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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TarcherPerigee #ad - With an insight, candor, " says sam fussell, ultramarathon man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of "what it feels like to be truly alive, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter, author of Muscle.

Ultramarathon man answers the questions karnazes is continually asked: - why do you do it?- How do you do it?- Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: - What, exactly, do you eat?- How do you train to stay in such good shape? Knopf Publishing Group.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner #ad - Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All Night Runner. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. Vintage Books. Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to "take that next step.

Ultramarathon man: 50 marathons - 50 states - 50 Days", a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country. Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest.

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The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

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Pegasus Books #ad - Knopf Publishing Group. Vintage Books. An electrifying look inside the wild world of extreme distance running. Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport―with races that extend into hundreds of miles, or a symptom of a modern illness?In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, often in extreme environments―an antidote to modern life, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes.

Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor. Eat and run my Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance #ad - Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All Night Runner.

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Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

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Harmony #ad - In the years since finding ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.

Finding ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations everOn the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Finding ultra recounts rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running.

Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself #ad -  . Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up.

The inspiring story of roll's dramatic transformation from out-of-shape mid-lifer to endurance machine in a matter of mere months. 2013, first edition, 272 pages. 8 x 5. 2 x 0

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26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career

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Rodale Books #ad - New york times bestseller • a world-class runner and four-time Olympian shares the life lessons he’s learned from each of the twenty-six marathons he’s run in his storied career. An athlete whose wisdom and lessons aren’t just for runners. The washington postwhen meb keflezighi—the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal—ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career.

Meb's last marathon was also his twenty-sixth, rewards, and each of those marathons has come with its own unique challenges, and outcomes.2013, first edition, 272 pages. 8 x 5. 2 x 07 in.  .  . Vintage Books. His advice on training, overcoming injuries, and adversity is for everyone. As meb shows,  dealing with these marathon experiences help us become better in our lives.

26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career #ad - Eliud kipchoge,  marathon world record holder and 2016 olympic gold medalist“Meb’s 26 Marathons is like opening a treasure chest full of inspiring stories that give behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mental and physical joys and obstacles that elite-level racing can bring. Ultramarathon Man Confessions of an All Night Runner.

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