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

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I started Born to Run a bit cautious about whether I would like it or not, as I'm not a big runner and didn't know anything about the sport of ultramarathons. About twenty pages in, I was hooked and the rest of the book was a joy to read. McDougall interweaves several storylines to create a well-rounded view of long-distance running, the Tarahumara, and the evolution of humans as runners. The characters in the book were fascinating, and the science was presented clearly and from varying perspectives. I've already recommended this book to many friends, and once it comes out in paperback, I'm buying my own copy and doing a reread!