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12:06 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

Journalist Christopher McDougall believes that we think wrongly about running.

Kansas City, MO –

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Journalist Christopher McDougall believes that we think wrongly about running.

We believe it will hurt, that it is some sort of punishment for eating and that we need special equipment to do it.

When McDougall sustained his own running injury, he had a lot of questions. That's when he met the Tarahumara Indians. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner- in sandals - and have a blast doing it.

Christopher McDougall joined guest host Sylvia Maria Gross to explain why humans are "Born to Run." He's author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

Additional Information:

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.