Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall
Caballo Blanco is “más loco.” He is a gringo on a quest; an ultra runner who decamps to Mexico’s remote and forbidding Sierra Madre Mountains to learn the running secrets of the Tarahumara Indians, the world’s best long distance runners.
To the Tarahumara running is an art. Their secrets include: eating super foods, like beans and pinole; running so one’s feet feel the earth; engaging in running as a social activity; and running for the sheer joy of being one with your body, mind, spirit and the world around you, like a child on a playground.