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Christopher McDougall, guest editor, is the best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, and the forthcoming Natural Born Heroes.

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Canonical name
McDougall, Christopher
Birthdate
1962
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Pennsylvania, USA
Occupations
author
war correspondent
Organizations
Associated Press
Men's Health

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la historia de una tribu oculta, un grupo de superatletas y la mayor carrera de la historia
 
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JP_AMP | 227 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
I have very mixed feelings on this book. It's an easy book to read, and the story is fascinating, yet something about the author and the story just rubbed me the wrong way. I think it's all the hype in the running world surrounding the author and barefoot running. I was fascinated by the science behind barefoot running theory (see also the book The Well Dressed Ape) and I love to read about ultra-runners and the Indians were interesting so I don't know why the book bugged me. I guess I found the storytelling choppy (and hard to believen- are Jen & Billy really that crazy/stupid?) and I can't figure out why he's become a barefoot running guru since nowhere in the book does he ever say he's going that route. Or maybe he does and I just missed it, but he seems to be mocking Barefoot Ted (who in my minds eye is Coach from Survivor) right up until the very end. I think more than the barefoot thing, I was struck by the Scott Jurek stuff and the sheer joy of running. How he takes strength from being part of a group and the bonus of his easy going attitude is victory. It's worth reading but I won't be running out to get a pair of Vibrams any time soon.… (more)
 
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