An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Award-winning journalist Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, follows the story of ultra-runners who train to compete in a climactic race in Mexico.
Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.
The bestselling book will be adapted for film, which is currently in development. Matthew McConaughey is already slated to play Caballo Blanco, aka Micah True, the ultra-runner who often ran with the Tarahumara people in Mexico.