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

Review by Laura Sanders

By Science News, 12:08 PM October 22, 2009

Anyone who laces up expensive running shoes to plod through a few painful miles might be misguided. Humans may have evolved to run hundreds of miles at a time, barefoot, journalist and runner McDougall argues in Born to Run.

The impetus for this book came when McDougall’s running-induced foot pain halted his regular jogs. Dismissing doctors who told him to find another pastime because his body wasn’t made to run, McDougall instead delved deep into the art and science of running.

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