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Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

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Length: 28 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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Summary of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

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Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running.

McDougall, a journalist, is a low-key hobbyist runner himself, but he experiences numerous injuries that threaten to force him to stop. Given the high injury rate among runners, McDougall is fascinated by stories of the Mexican Tarahumara. These native people live in the rugged, hot Copper Canyo, and are known for running more than 100-mile races over broken ground at amazing speeds. More amazingly still, the Tarahumara wear flat sandals rather than running shoes....

Please note: There are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book.

Inside this Instaread summary of Born to Run:

  • Overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways

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  • Stephen K
  • 02-11-19

Great summary —persuaded me to not read the book.

This summary was worth its price of a few dollars, but not worth a credit that I could use for a different book.

It gave me a good overview from which I determined that I didn't want to read the full version -not because it was bad, but because it would not contain the information (on foot physiology) that interested me.

All in all, I found the concept of a book summary a good way to check if I want to read a complete publication.

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  • Hitesh Upreti
  • 24-05-19

Time waste.

Time waste. could not get what author wants to convey and what runners can learn from it. it could be a story/fact book and not a learning book for runner.