Born to Run Author Christopher McDougall will Speak at UMass Boston Thursday
April 10, 2012
Office of Communications
Best-selling author Christopher McDougall will speak about his book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen, on Thursday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ryan Lounge.
McDougall is a former foreign reporter for the Associated Press, and he writes for Outside, Men's Health, New York, and other magazines. His book, Born to Run, chronicles his journey to the Copper Canyons of Mexico where he encountered the Tarahumara tribe, considered to be the world’s greatest long-distance runners.
He is on the forefront of the debate about barefoot running and also the natural ability of humans to run far greater distances than we give ourselves credit for today.
The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the EHS 440 Health Fitness Management class. The Ryan Lounge is located on the third floor of McCormack Hall.
About UMass Boston
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Posted by Leon@ improve-your-running.com | Saturday, April 21 2012 at 3:29 am
This is a great book and Christopher McDougall is a great writer. I wish I could have been there to hear Chris speak. The book is amazing and it would have been fun to talk with him.