Saturday, February 12, 2011

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

Christopher McDougall (born 1962) is an American author and journalist best known for his 2009 best-selling book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. He has also written for EsquireThe New York Times Magazine,OutsideMen's Journal, and New York, and was a contributing editor for Men's Health. Source: Wikipedia

I'm not really a good runner...but love to run...I sprint! Running  gives me freedom to think, to get rid off my negative emotions, and after the run is over, I feel empowered that I have accomplished something! - Feb 2011

The book motivated me to run my first 5K last fall. My time was 16 min 21 sec, not bad for a first timer. A fascinating book that is more about humanity and compassion than just running. - April 2012

Update April 2, 2012 
"True, 58, was a legend in the distance running community. He was the subject of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book, "Born to Run," which recounted how he took up residence in the remote Copper Canyons of Mexico among the Tarahumara, a desert-dwelling tribe of the best ultrarunners in the world."

Update April 17, 2012
"On Tuesday March 27, ultrarunner Micah True set off on a 12-mile run in the Gila National Forest and didn't return. Days later, writer Christopher McDougall took off on a not-so-unfamiliar quest, joining a crew of ultrarunners to search for the ever-wandering man nicknamed Caballo Blanco".
On The Trail of The White Horse

Update May 21, 2012
Caballo Blanco’s Last Run: The Micah True Story

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