Born to Run: Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run: Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt

byChristopher McDougall, Werner Roller

Kobo ebook | April 26, 2010 | German

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Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports

Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben.

Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

Title:Born to Run: Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der WeltFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Karl Blessing VerlagLanguage:German

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspired I don't love running, but i loved this book. It is just so interesting and entertaining. It is well written and entertaining as well!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Educational yet interesting read This book was both educational and interesting. I read it for a university English class called Art of Fact which contemplated perception and truth.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Born to Run AAAAA+....if you ever need motivation to run... this is the book!
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sold! This compelling book spells it out in believable bites. As you read you feel something wake up inside you. It tells you to stand up and walk outside. Take a deep breathe and exalt in the beauty if being alive. Then do what you were born to, run.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got me back into running This book inspired me to get back into running after a two year hiatus due to frustrating continuous minor injuries. Happy to say I've been back at it now for 5 years and no issues, likely due to less wear on the body due to the switch to forefoot running.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read Ready for a canyon run.....
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational running book I haven't ditched my standard New Balance runners, but I really enjoyed this book and the story he tells.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Enjoy the read. Good story teller.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great but not bad It was a good book but he had this tendency to go off in weird directions that made little sense before finally circling back to the original tale. Kinda difficult to follow in parts.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different Not boring better than I expected. Most importantly I learned something and gained a little bit more of inspiration!
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Born to run a must read I read a lot and this was the best read I have had in along time. Chris, thank you for a truly inspiring work of art
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A special kind of read! I won't repeat what other people have said about this book, but I agreed with most of them. Almost 1 year after reading it, I still think about it from time to time. For example, one day I dropped my car off at the garage and all of a sudden, felt compelled to just run home. Not a casual jog, but a full out run which I did for almost the entire 2KM. Another example, I always feel a little bit guilty telling my 2-year old to stop running. Sometimes (when Mom's not around) I allow him to go wild, and just watch his perfect little body go-go-go, then think about this story. As the title says, this is a special book!
Date published: 2011-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Not a Runner... Yet I've been researching Vibram Five-Fingers to use while resistance training and I'll tell you right now: I am not a runner. I hate running. I hate the feeling of pounding the pavement and sucking wind. Part of that's going to be because I don't train for endurance and part of that is because I have no clue what I'm doing. Running involves technique - more than I ever expected. Recommendations for this book kept popping up (one of the characters in the book swears by Vibrams) and with my Christmas gift cards in my pocket I picked up a copy. AMAZING read, even if you don't run. And you know... when the snow melts I might give it another try. It looks like I was going about it all the wrong way.
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF WHY PEOPLE RUN This book starts out with the author (a runner) asking the question “Why does my foot hurt?” Not happy with the answers he receives from convention physiotherapists and sports injury specialists he starts to look at other runners. Through his research he discovers and introduces the reader to the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico who for centuries have enjoyed running for everything from recreation to hunting (running down deer). Along with the Tarahumara we are introduced to many ultra-marathon runners and “Barefoot Ted” and his concept of, obviously, running barefoot. When I think of marathoners I am always plagued with the question “Why do people do this to themselves?” This book explains a lot. Whether you are a serious runner, a fitness oriented runner or someone like me who just wonders “why” this book is a must read. Mr. McDougall looks at the history, the science and the love of running in short, enjoyable vignettes written in an easy to read very entertaining manner. Word of warning … it may just inspire you to go out and give it a try, after all as he points out, we humans were truly “born to run”.
Date published: 2010-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, Thrilling, and Inspiring This book combined antrhopology, physiology, and a wonderful, funny personal narrative into the most inspiring book I've read in years. I've bought four copies for others so far, and the two people who have read it, LOVED it as much as I do. It doesn't fit into any easy category, but it fulfills my requirements in several. READ THIS BOOK!
Date published: 2010-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I expected I have been interested in barefoot running for a couple of years now, I even have Vibram Five- Fingers and a pair of Nike Frees. So when I caught an interview of Christopher Mcdougall on the Daily Show I wanted to learn more about the Tarahumara Indians and how they run hundreds of miles in thin sandals. I was thinking maybe I could add them to my arguments for barefoot running. Little did I know, but Chris had the most complete, well thought out argument for barefoot running I could have asked for. I was amazed when he systematically covered absolutely everything I knew about barefoot running and then more! I have had a couple false starts with barefoot running, Canadian winters make it a little tougher to keep it up ;-) but this book has given me new found motivation. The suspense of several races in it makes it difficult to put down, several nights I stayed up reading it far longer than I should have. Definitely recommended
Date published: 2010-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this book. It starts off a little strange and confusing. Once you get past the opening little adventure, the book gets really interesting and intriguing. There are a few breaks in the story to fill in some history or scientific discussions but all very relevant and easy to follow. If you are a runner (or endurance athlete) this book is a great read.
Date published: 2009-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great A great read from start to finish. I'm not much of a runner and even less of a reader, but I couldn't put this book down.
Date published: 2009-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Stories, Incomplete Analysis Without doubt, "Born to Run" is a book that will entertain you, teach you a thing or two that you didn't know before, and get you thinking about joining the next marathon near you. The book is divided into two parts: one part narrative on ultra-runners, the Tarahumara people, and the incredible long distance race you've never heard of; the second part is an anthropological and scientific analysis of human evolution. There is no doubting McDougall's writing, he knows a good story when he sees one. The stories about Barefoot Ted, Jenn and Billy, descriptions of the Copper Canyon in Mexico, are all highly engaging. However, McDougall's exploration of the scientific part is incomplete at best. For every study and report that shows that barefoot running is better for you and that persistence hunting was the reason for modern human development, there are peer-reviewed academic studies and reports by scientists that refute the claims made in the book, none of which McDougall includes. Overall, I found this a very interesting and quick read and I gather most readers will as well. My only caution is to take McDougall's claims with a grain of salt and to seek more complete information if the topic so interests you.
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book A riveting story from start to finish. McDougall tells the story of various runners interspersed with the story of who we are and how we evolved. I'm not yet a runner, but I'm going to give it a go and try it without shoes.
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what an experience!!! i couldn't put this down after the first 40 pages and was reading it whenever i could. the story of the tarahumara is amazing and the author hits on running and ultra running history, but also includes some great research and even tackling evolution itself. i enjoyed ultra marathon man by dean kanarzes as pure entertainment and seeing limits challenged, but this book was beyond that as it was an amazing and entertaining true story, but also moving, and extremely informative all in one.
Date published: 2009-06-15