Okay, I USED to be a runner many years ago. This brought back what it felt like when I would run everywhere because I loved it! Yes, it influenced me to go outside again and run on grass barefoot, get some shoes and give it a go again. This one if for those who know they were born to run and for those who haven't figured it out yet.
If you look down to find that you inhabit a human body than this is a book that must be read. The insight into the human body both historically and current, scientifically and spiritually is eye opening. The scientific and historical information is perfectly braided in between a true storyline that is fascinating in and of itself. The coincidence and often serendipitous nature of the events that unfold will crack you a smile.
It's safe to say it's one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. It's a amazing sort with great information In between.
With the stories about how far the human body really can go I found self going for long runs while listening. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fitness or running or just a true story about something we don't see everyday.
Wonderful story and narrator.
It is part adventure, part anthropology and part history of running shoes.
It is fun and educational. I have listened to it multiple times.
Enthralling and deep, this book explore the history, technique and soul of the art of running in a way you will never forget. A must read for anyone interested on running, and very encouraging too! I used to avoid running because of the possibilities of knee injuries, but after reading this book I started running and I am having a blast with it! Don't miss it!
I am very proud to be mexican and have in my blood the culture and richness of the history of these kind of human beens.
I just finished born to run and brings me back to my teenage and 20s when I used to run on a regular basis. It really makes me want to get back into the zone of relaxation fun and the joy of running. What a fantastic story
Fascinating story, good reader and delightful prose...an all around winner. The descriptions of the race participants and terrain are very interesting.