Born to Run: The Secrets of Mexico's Tarahumara Tribe

Born to Run: The Secrets of Mexico's Tarahumara Tribe

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Some of us run to take in the scenery. Some of us run to get away from it all. Others run for Olympic medals and trophies. But no matter what the reason is, running is one of those sports that hurts so good -- from amateur to athlete, we all suffer the consequences in our knees, our ligaments and medical bills.

Running, it seems, is a dangerous thing for a human to do. Christopher McDougall disagrees. He was once like the rest of us -- suffering for his morning run -- but he went on a journey to learn the secrets of an ancient Mexican tribe who have been running for centuries with nary a scratch.

His best-selling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen is the story of those people -- the Tarahumara -- and their secrets to running like the wind.  He spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.


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