Born to Run 2: Interview with the Authors

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Born to Run 2: Interview with the Authors

Run and Become interviews the authors: 

Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton

‘Chris McDougall influenced and inspired me like very few people ever have in my life ... I realised I had this potential to push myself ... It was Born to Run that did that’ – Joe Wicks

Born to Run 2

The original Born to Run ignited a global barefoot running movement, inspiring a generation to step outside and explore the world on our own two feet: Free from injuries. Free from stress. But where do we start?

Christopher McDougall and long-time coach and running wizard Eric Orton have answered with Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, teaching every runner, new or experienced, how to master humankind's first true superpower and tap into hidden reserves of strength and stamina. With chapters dedicated to the Free Seven – Food, Fitness, Form, Focus, Footwear, Fun and Family - we learn exactly how to change our biomechanics, clean up our diets, heal our injuries, adapt to healthier footwear, and prepare for our dream challenge.

Packed with advice and inspiring stories from runners who have made the transition, it includes:

  • A rock-solid food primer on optimum diet and power-packed On the Run recipes
  • Techniques for running with dogs and baby buggies to help you run with the whole family – 'Perfect Form' exercises that will overhaul your stride in less than ten minutes
  • A 90-Day Run Free Programme, fully illustrated with photographs, designed to give everything you need to run faster, further and forever.

Drawing on lessons learned from Mexico's legendary Rarámuri and decades of running research and experiences, Born to Run 2 truly is The Ultimate Training Guide.

About the Authors

Christopher McDougall is author of the internationally bestselling Born to Run, which is being adapted into a TV series, Natural Born Heroes, and Running with Sherman (both also published by Profile Books). He lives in Hawaii. @ChrisMcDougall

Eric Orton is a world-renowned running coach and author of The Cool Impossible. He works with winners, beginners and all in between, and has coached almost every race distance from 800 metres to 200 miles. Eric is based in the outdoor adventure paradise of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. @borntoruncoach

‘A fascinating and inspiring true adventure story, destined to become a classic’ – Ranulph Fiennes

‘Not just a classic book for runners, but for anyone who has ever dreamed of venturing beyond their comfort zone’ – Tim Butcher

‘A bible for the barefoot running community’ – Ben Fogle

‘This is, quite simply, the best book on sport I have ever read’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘Reaches the state of bliss that runners ... very occasionally experience in the midst of an endless run’Simon Kuper, Financial Times

‘Quite simply the best book you'll ever read about running ... it's brilliant, and brilliantly life-affirming’Lloyd Bradley, author of The Rough Guide to Running

‘An operatic ode to the joys of running’ – Washington Post

‘One of the most joyful and engaging books about running to appear for many years’ – Irish Times 

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