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

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Chris McDougall, a self-proclaimed mid-pack runner, has the time of his life running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyon in Mexico, with the Tarahumara Indians. Who know a description of setting up a seriously small, seriously crazy road race could be so spellbinding? Along the way, we are treated to digressions about the clannish world of ultramarathoners, and the secrets of why running in shoes is perhaps the worst thing we could do to our feet. If you are a runner, this book should be required reading, even if your idea of an ultramarathon is twice around the block.