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Born to Run - The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen (Paperback, Main):... Born to Run - The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen (Paperback, Main)
Christopher McDougall 3
R306 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R98 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Paperback): Christopher McDougall Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall 1
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Christopher knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for. With the aid of Christopher's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Christopher. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Christopher learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Born to Run - A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Paperback): Christopher McDougall Born to Run - A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R349 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, "Born to Run "is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: "Why does my foot hurt? "In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.
Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.
With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. "Born to Run" is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Hardcover, Main): Christopher... Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Hardcover, Main)
Christopher McDougall 1
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the author of the international bestseller Born To Run When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for. With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Natural Born Heroes - The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Paperback, Main): Christopher McDougall Natural Born Heroes - The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Paperback, Main)
Christopher McDougall 2
R267 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R55 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

AS HEARD ON THE CHRIS EVANS BREAKFAST SHOW - "It's not just for runners. It's for life! It's a great story." When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Running with Sherman - How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-Tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America... Running with Sherman - How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-Tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R347 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R64 (18%) Out of stock
Natural Born Heroes - How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Standard format, CD):... Natural Born Heroes - How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Standard format, CD)
Christopher McDougall; Read by Nicholas Guy Smith
R876 R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Save R102 (12%) In stock
Natural Born Heroes - Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Paperback): Christopher McDougall Natural Born Heroes - Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R411 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R144 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Nacidos Para Ser Heroes - Como Un Audaz Grupo de Rebeldes Redescubrieron Los Secretos de la Fuerza Y La Resistencia (Spanish,... Nacidos Para Ser Heroes - Como Un Audaz Grupo de Rebeldes Redescubrieron Los Secretos de la Fuerza Y La Resistencia (Spanish, Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R329 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nacidos Para Correr (Spanish, Paperback): Christopher McDougall Nacidos Para Correr (Spanish, Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R345 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Una aventura epica que comenzo con una simple pregunta: Por que me duele el pie?
Aislados por las peligrosas Barrancas de Cobre en Mexico, los apacibles indios Tarahumara han perfeccionado durante siglos la capacidad de correr cientos de millas sin descanso ni lesiones.
En este fascinante relato, el prestigioso periodista --y corredor habitualmente lesionado-- Christopher McDougall sale a descubrir sus secretos. En el proceso, nos lleva de los laboratorios de Harvard a los torridos valles y las gelidas montanas de Norte America, donde los cada vez mas numerosos ultra corredores estan empujando sus cuerpos al limite, y finalmente a una vibrante carrera en las Barrancas de Cobre entre los mejores ultra corredores americanos y los sencillos Tarahumara. Esta increible historia no solo despertara tu mente; ademas inspirara tu cuerpo cuando te des cuenta de que, de hecho, todos hemos nacido para correr.

Girl Trouble (Hardcover): Christopher McDougall Girl Trouble (Hardcover)
Christopher McDougall
R430 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R86 (20%) Out of stock

How did a chart-topping superstar, whose beauty and artistry were sensational enough to make her both a pinup girl and a feminist icon, end up behind bars in a Brazilian prison, accused of helping to mastermind the kidnap, rape, and brainwashing of nearly a dozen teenage girls?

In a foreshadowing of today's American Idol instant-celebrity machine, international superstar Gloria Trevi and her producer-boyfriend Sergio Andrade started a first-of-its-kind talent school for young girls in search of their own chance at the big time.

Recruited from the most fervent fans at Gloria's sold-out concerts, teenagers from across Latin America began showing up at her house in Mexico City. Their numbers grew along with Gloria's fame, as hit record followed hit record and Gloria became one of Latin America's top TV and movie attractions. But after a fewyears, bizarre rumors slowly began to spread that the school was actually a front for a sex-slave operation, which tortured and brainwashed the very girls who, more than anything, wanted to be just like their idol, Gloria Trevi.

But how could this happen -- and with the world watching? Was Gloria Trevi involved, or was she simply at the mercy of her brilliant manager? In the first-ever level-headed look at this scandalous story, award-winning journalist Christopher McDougall recounts how Gloria Trevi went from obscurity to world fame to eluding authorities for two years, before her final discovery and capture in Brazil.

In what is considered the oddest twist to an already convoluted tale, Trevi found herself mysteriously pregnant in prison, prompting allegations by Brazilian authorities of an impregnation scheme involving Trevi and anotorious Brazilian gangster. Only later would the shocking truth of the baby's paternity emerge. Gloria has since been extradited to her native Mexico, where she is currently awaiting what is sure to be that country's "trial of the century."

Through exclusive behind-bars interviews with both Trevi and Andrade, as well as with the girls who have slowly come forward with their accusations, McDougall reveals the stranger-than-fiction twists in this remarkable tale and offers readers an insider's look at Sergio Andrade's peculiar personal history and how a super-star's celebrity power can control a young girl's mind.

Girl Trouble - The True Saga of Superstar Gloria Trevi and the Secret Teenage Sex Cult That Stunned the World (Paperback):... Girl Trouble - The True Saga of Superstar Gloria Trevi and the Secret Teenage Sex Cult That Stunned the World (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

Gloria Trevi, Mexico's most popular singer in the 1990s, stunned fans and the world when revelations surfaced that the talent school she and her boyfriend, producer Sergio Andrade, operated was a front for a sex-slave operation.

Trevi eluded authorities for two years before being apprehended and jailed in Brazil, where she then became pregnant and blamed a guard for raping her. An extradition struggle ensued, with the Mexican government demanding her return and Brazil denying the request -- on the grounds that the parent of a Brazilian-born child cannot be extradited. The shocking truth of the baby's paternity is only one twist in this stranger-than-fiction tale.

In "Girl Trouble," "Christopher McDougall" recounts the complete story of how Trevi rose to fame and then notoriety. With exclusive interviews with Trevi, Andrade, and many of the victims, he offers readers an inside look at this scandal that continues to astound a decade later.

Running with Sherman - The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition):... Running with Sherman - The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Christopher McDougall
R610 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R125 (20%) Out of stock
Born to Run - A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Hardcover, New): Christopher... Born to Run - A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Hardcover, New)
Christopher McDougall
R619 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R124 (20%) Out of stock

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, "Born to Run "is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: "Why does my foot hurt? "In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.
Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.
With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. "Born to Run" is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Running with Sherman - The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero (Hardcover): Christopher McDougall Running with Sherman - The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero (Hardcover)
Christopher McDougall
R585 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R114 (19%) Out of stock
Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Paperback): Christopher McDougall Running with Sherman - The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Paperback)
Christopher McDougall 1
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Out of stock

When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans.

Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.

With the aid of Chris' menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife, Mika, and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

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