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Christopher McDougall
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The Tarahumara

The Tarahumara, also known as Rarámuri, were a tribe of superathletes that lived in the Copper Canyons.They kept themselves cut off from the modern world as much as possible. They even cut themselves off from each other, preferring their privacy. They were known for their phenomenal health, their kindness, and their amazing ability to run. The Tarahumara counted on running for their own survival since they lived in a dangerous canyon and had to find their own food.

People who saw the tribal runners were in awe of them because they could run effortlessly over nearly vertical terrain as well as rocky passes. The runners could go a hundred miles without even seeming to tire. Their love for running inspired the author to find out how people could go so far and so fast and still seem to enjoy the sport. Learning about them, he...

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