“If you read folklore and mythology, any kind of myths, any kind of tall tales, running is always associated with freedom and vitality and youthfulness and eternal vigor. It’s only in our lifetime that running has become associated with fear and pain.”
Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live .(Filmed at TEDxPennQuarter.
Christopher McDougall brings his reporter’s passion and eye for detail to the mysteries of running in his famous book. “Born to Run” examines humanity’s inborn need to run and sweat, and it’s filled with passion, odd facts, oddly pertinent digressions and deeply engaging journeys to running subcults (and cults-of-one). [Bio content via TED]
Have you read Born to Run? What did you think?