Inspiring vivid superb
The anthropology aspect of human running
Kept me listening, very professional.
I felt the need to go out and run, and I did
Born to Run is an amazingly captivating book, both written and narrated by Christopher McDougall, about a remarkable race between our country’s greatest Ultra-Runners and the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. McDougall is a great protagonist making him the best narrator for the audio book. Not once, while listening to the audio book, did I lose interest in his story to not only answer his own personal question, “Why does my foot hurt?”, but to find the ultimate secret to running. Throughout the novel I felt his frustration, understood his disappointment, and shared in his happiness. Born to Run is one of the best books I have ever read/listened to and is full of interesting facts about our country’s most talented runners and a culture that has lived unchanged for over 400 years. McDougall’s work has ignited my running spirit to the point where I’m am currently in training for marathons and at least one ultra-marathon.
This is a must read!
A friend recomended this to me, was a way easy to listen to, gets you motivated to run again. been running daily ever since. ill listen to it durring a run. got me off the treadmill and onto some trails. def would recomend to any runner.
Superior without shoes
The Gods Must be Crazy due to the nature of the eople and how everything is simpler without outside interruption
I would have to read the book to answer
Running in sandals
A magnificent read(?) even if read to you by somebody else
Discovering these people and the heart of the run!!
That technically correct information about injury, pain, and running was woven in with the story of Cabillo Blanco and the tribe.
I would have to say the race and in particular the finish!
Finding out that the son of a tribe runner had been senselessly killed by the drug lords!
I love audible! I don't think I would have bought this book to read and I would have missed the answer to my own painful running dilemma and very inspiring true story!!!
It wasn't the reader that made this book.
You don't need to be a runner to be fascinated and interested in this book. The characters in it amazed and baffled me.I couldn't stop listening.
After hearing rave reviews for this book, I had pretty high expectations. This might explain why I was a little disappointed.
The discussion of humans evolving as runners was fascinating and the accounts of ultra-runners were inspiring, but the gems and insights were hidden within a narrative that was often tedious and unbelievable.
Still, McDougall's account changed my perspective on distance running and that alone made this book a good listen.
Whether you are a runner or not you will enjoy this book. If you dont run it will make you want to start, and if you do, you will be out running more as a result of it. The book is perfectly paced as far as character story vs running history is told and the reading performance was spot on. Well done!
the mix of history, science and the story about the race itself was really well done. It was personal and universal. Deeply interesting topic on so many levels.
How motivating it was for my own running. I now fully believe I can run my first marathon in Nov. I also like parts about the history and science of running. Also the insight into the top runners in the field.
He was great. Nothing to crazy stands out but it was overall very well read.
It made me laugh sometimes, never cry but really it was amazing. I was so sad when it ended.
I really recommend this book.
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The part where Scott's wife and friend are annoying each other while helping him during the Hardrock 100. And the last race, of course.
Wear sunscreen, not expensive running shoes.
I'm listening to it for the the third time as I just went 2, then 3, then 5,5 miles in the last four days. I'm 6'4" 235 lb guy who played tight end/defensive end in college, I'm in law school now and turning 34 soon. Thanks Chris for reminding the hunter in me he loved to run. - Bobby