Summary and Analysis of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen: Based on the Book by Christopher McDougall (Smart Summaries)

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book.

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This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: 

  • Historical context
  • Chapter-by-chapter overviews
  • Detailed timeline of key events
  • Important quotes
  • Fascinating trivia
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  • Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work

 
About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall:
 
Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood.
 
Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run.
 
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
 

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